Mieczyslaw (Moisei) SamuilovichWeinberg (1919-96)
Naxos 8.573879

Siberian State Symphony Orchestra (Krasnoyarsk)
Vladimir Lande
Rec. 26 August - 4 September 2017
Philharmonic Hall, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
World Premiere Recordings
Rel. 14th Sep 2018


Weinberg’s Symphony No. 13, dedicated to the memory of his mother, is cast in a single movement that unfolds in a symmetrical arc.
A large orchestra is used sparingly in chamber-like textures with motivic ideas that evolve over the course of the work.
The result is music of gripping and unsettling power, both emotionally intense and architecturally complex.
Some years earlier Weinberg wrote the light-hearted Serenade, Op. 47, No. 4 which offers a study in contrasts: by turn capricious, rumbustious and wistful.