Wednesday Series

Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996)

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This series focuses on the little-known Russian composer Weinberg (1919-1996), significant for two reasons: the enormous talent reflected in a catalogue of works of monumental proportions and the extreme marginalization to which his output was subjected, basically due to political and ethnic reasons. A Jew, of Polish origin, Weinberg was a victim of Stalinism, to the extent that only the direct intervention of Shostakovich, his former teacher and friend, saved him from receiving the death sentence. The aesthetic quality of his music, which has only recently begun to be discovered, may wind up painting a somewhat different picture of twentieth-century Russian music, challenging the predominant position Shostakovich has held until now.

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