MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG (1919-1996): Piano Sonatas No. 1, Op. 5, No. 2, Op. 8, No. 3, Op. 31, 17 Easy Pieces, Op. 34.
Catalogue Number: 10O014
Label: Divine Art
Description: These sonatas date from 1940, 1943 and 1946 respectively. Church bells and Orthodox chant pervade the first movement of the First - as long as the rest of its three movements together. The Second, also in four movements has an obstinate perpetuum mobile for a first movment and quotes Haydn in its finale while the Third is in more classical form, with counterpoint and fugue under the composer's investigation. Murray McLachlan (piano). Original 1998 Olympia release (09A060).