Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s 26 symphonies are seen today as a substantial continuation of the Russian tradition. Symphony No 19 marks ‘Bright May’ as the month in which the Great Patriotic War came to an end, but expressed with ominous apprehension as well as celebration. The Banners of Peace subsumes traditional and revolutionary songs to create an extrovert work which avoids the bombast of propaganda. Gramophone has acclaimed the ‘understanding and fervour’ of Vladimir Lande’s ‘greatly superior’ conducting of Weinberg’s Symphony No 6 (NX 2779).
"...The performances and sound are excellent..."
Roger Hecht - American Record Guide - March/April 2013