Zodiac Trio, Op 70 - Aureole Trio* - William Mathias • Arnold Bax • Jan Bach • Richard Rodney Bennet
Label: Koch International Classics - KIC-CD-7538 • Format: CD • Country: US • Genre: Classical • Style: Contemporary, Modern
Read biography at allmusic. Moisey Weinberg Mieczyslaw Vainberg was born in Warsaw inthe son of a Jewish theater composer, began composing at the age of 10 and shortly thereafter began studies at the Warsaw Conservatory, studying piano with Jozef Turczinski.
InWeinberg was again forced to flee, this time to Tashkent, Zodiac Trio, where he married the daughter of famed Jewish actor Solomon Sharmanka - Various - Reign Of Error - who was later assassinated under mysterious circumstances induring the so-called "Stalin Terror". It was at this same period that he met and befriended Dmitri Shostakovich, who was a consistent supporter of Weinberg's music, and who had a big influence on the latter's musical development.
In the years following the war, Weinberg, like many other Soviet composers, came under official attack for his modernist formalism, cosmopolitanism tendencies; along with Myaskovsky, Weinberg refused to repent, and as a result experienced official resistance for his music, forcing him to earn a living writing music for the theater and circus. He was even arrested in for specious reasons, and spent 3 months in Zodiac Trio prison - likely saved from death through a favorable letter from Shostakovich.
Despite his political troubles, however, Weinberg's music gradually gained attention from performers and conductors in Russia and Europe - such as Emil Gilels, Mariya Grinberg, Alexander Gauk, and Kurt Saunderling. His final three decades were quite prolific and less tumultuous, during which time he wrote perhaps his masterpiece, the opera Passazhirka 'The Passenger',and many of his 25 symphonies.
In all, Weinberg wrote music for all mediums - stage, orchestral, chamber, piano, vocal, as well as music for theater, film, TV, radio, cartoons, and the circus. Many of his works have a programmatic theme, some of which are dedicated to the themes of despair, destruction, and hope that reflect his own experiences as an outsider Jewish, modernist within his society. We are very pleased to feature the music of this important, though often Walking The Dog - Rufus Thomas - Best Of The Best, composer here at the Classical Archives.
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