Weinberg: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21

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Weinberg: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21
Gidon Kremer (violin) / Kremerata Baltica, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mirga Grazinytė-Tyla

[ Deutsche Grammophon / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Tuesday 10 September 2019

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2020 Finalist - Orchestral

Recording of the Year

"The Second Symphony in general conveys a message of vigour and youthful optimism…and it is presented here in a performance of consummate technical brilliance and sustained emotional conviction…Gražinytė-Tyla really has the measure of [No. 21's] expansive structure." Five Stars BBC music

"The appearance of this performance on a major prestige label will surely prove one of the highlights of this, his centenary year...It takes a performance of fierce concentration and absolute dedication to ensure this music's hold on an audience...the CBSO, with its newly appointed fireball Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, is teamed up with Kremerata Baltica, lending extraordinary depth and power to the string sound...All in all, this has to be one of the most important symphonic releases of the year." Gramophone Awards 2020 WINNER - Orchestral

"His music certainly reflects several Shostakovich habits: innocent-seeming melodies, for instance, suddenly twisted into menace. But the Kaddish symphony of 1991, spiritedly played by the joint forces of the CBSO and Gidon Kremer's Kremerata Baltica, still shows remarkable individuality…Prepare to be mightily moved." The Times


Symphony No. 2 for string orchestra, Op. 30
Symphony No. 21, Op. 152, Kaddish