Kammer 1, Münchner Kammerspiele
Mieczysław Weinberg Festival
MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG (1919–1996)
Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, op. 47 (1949)
for Solo Violin and String Orchestra
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra No. 1, op. 75 (1961)
for Solo Flute and String Orchestra
Symphony No. 2, op. 30 (1945/1946)
for String Orchestra
Chamber Symphony Nr. 4, op. 153 (1992)
for Clarinet, Triangle and String Orchestra
VIOLIN Sándor Galgóczi
FLUTE Noémi Györi
Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich
CONDUCTOR Daniel Grossmann
The orchestra concert in the Munich Kammerspiele portrays Weinberg’s complete oeuvre and his development as a composer. It also marks important stations in his life. There are two works for solo instrument and string orchestra as well as his Second Symphony, written at the end of World War II when Weinberg lived in Moscow at the invitation of Shostakovich. His very last completed work, the 4th Chamber Symphony for String Orchestra, will also be heard – a genre in which Weinberg’s compositions are considered fully valid symphonies. After his 19th Symphony, Weinberg composed only chamber symphonies out of respect for Nikolai Mjaskowski because he did not want to compose more symphonies than the old master.
MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG FESTIVAL
2010, after the staged performance of the opera The Passenger, the story of a Holocaust survivor, which Mieczysław Weinberg set to music in 1968, a buzz went through the music world. How was this Russian composer of Jewish-Polish heritage overheard for so long? Now Weinberg can be found in the opera and orchestra programmes, but the deserving recognition of him and his work has not been given.
Weinberg is among the most important composers of the 20th century– this opinion was shared by his friend and mentor Dmitri Shostakovich. Weinberg was very productive and above all extremely versatile: 154 of his works have been preserved, including ballet, film and circus music, but also 22 symphonies, four chamber symphonies and six operas. From a simple melody with easy accompaniment to complicated twelve-tone music–experiment and tradition are not mutually exclusive for Weinberg; he mastered all musical forms, genres and styles.
The Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich takes advantage of the 100thbirthday of this brilliant composer, who spent his last 57 years in exile, to dedicate a festival to his multi-facetted work and his unusual biography.
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