Weinberg: Piano Quintet - Children's Notebook, Boo
Label: OEHMS CLASSICS
Catalog: OC 487
Format: COMPACT DISC
Bendix-Balgley, Noah; Yao, Shanshan; Szücs, Máté; Blumina, Elisaveta; Delepelaire, Bruno
This recording combines a selection of Weinberg's early works with the piano quintet and some of the children's notebooks from the last two years of the war. Born in Warsaw in 1919, Weinberg fled to Moscow in 1939. There he made friends with Shostakovich, who always supported him. Weinberg wrote numerous works, including 22 symphonies, 17 string quartets and numerous chamber music as well as his operas Wir gratulieren! (OC990) and Die Passagierin. Weinberg dies in Moscow in 1996. In addition to the pianist Elisaveta Blumina, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Shanshan Yao, Máté Szücs and Bruno Delepelaire also perform.