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WEINBERG, M.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 4 (Brewster Franzetti)

WEINBERG, M.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 4 (Brewster Franzetti)

The Classical Shop
release date: March 2013

Originally recorded in 2013

Artists:

Allison Brewster Franzetti

Soloist

Venue:

The Gene and Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University, New Jersey, USA



Record Label
Grand Piano

Genre:

Instrumental


Classical

Total Time - 64:36
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MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG

     
 

Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 31

 
1 I. Allegro tranquillo 9:25
2 II. Adagio 5:34
3 III. Moderato con moto 6:51
     
 

Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 58

 
4 I. Allegro 9:20
5 II. Andante 7:10
6 III. Allegretto 8:36
     
 

2 Fugues for Ludmila Berlinskaya

 
7 No. 1. — 1:59
8 No. 2. — 1:41
     
 

Piano Sonata No. 6, Op. 73

 
9 I. Adagio 6:54
10 II. Allegro molto 7:06
     
 Allison Brewster Franzetti Soloist


 Weinberg’s fraught early life included two dramatic escapes from the Nazis, as he made his way from his native Poland to the Soviet Union. His eventual arrival in Moscow in August 1943 saw a period of relative stability in his personal life and an extraordinary burst of creative vitality. Sonata No 3, composed in the space of a week at the end of January 1946, represents a conspicuous advance on its predecessors. The deeply expressive, technically challenging and superbly varied Nos 5 (1956) and 6 (1960) are the last of the numbered piano sonatas.

"I’m now a fully fledged and paid-up member of the Weinberg admiration society. I might even say that I’m an addict who can’t get enough of him. With each new release I get temporary relief but always end up wanting more. This disc is good for me since I hadn’t previously heard his 3rd piano sonata. Allison Brewster Franzetti is superb in this repertoire with thoughtful interpretations and a wonderfully fluid sound. This disc is equally impressive as the other of hers I reviewed here before: Complete Piano Works, vol. 2 which included Weinberg’s aforementioned Sonatina and his 4th sonata. The introspection that Weinberg weaves into all his piano music is an element that I find particularly satisfying and like Shostakovich it is the solo piano works and chamber music where composers such as these can escape and be themselves, expressing their innermost thoughts in extremely personal ways. It is a privilege to be able to share in this and Franzetti has delivered these thoughts and feelings in a most telling way which makes for a wonderful rounding off of the complete piano works of this incredible musical personality."
 
Steve Arloff - MusicWeb-International.com - April 2013
 



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