MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG (1919-1996): Chamber Symphonies No. 1, Op. 145 & No. 4, Op. 153.
Catalogue Number: 01K080
Reference: ALC 1036
Description: These are fully symphonic works of a half-hour duration each, and scored for a large body of strings (and a clarinet and triangle in No. 4). Tonal, deeply felt and wonderfully expressive in a manner somewhere between Shostakovich and Prokofiev, they are without the ironic bitterness expressed in their different ways by these composers. Umeå Symphony Orchestra; Thord Svedlund. Original 1999 Olympia release (offered here as 04A004 in April 1999).