MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG (1919-1996): Chamber Symphonies No. 2 for String Orchestra and Timpani, Op. 147 and No. 4 for String Orchestra, Clarinet and Triangle, Op. 153.
Catalogue Number: 09X008
Description: Symphonic thinking dominated Weinberg’s final decade, and these chamber symphonies are part of an interrelated sequence that reworks and cites earlier pieces. The Second Chamber Symphony draws on a string quartet from 1944, reflecting the somber and fatalistic tone of the period. The Fourth Chamber Symphony was Weinberg’s last completed work, and uses a haunting chorale melody that he once referred to as a constant presence throughout his creativity. Igor Fedorov (clarinet), East-West Chamber Orchestra; Rostislav Krimer.