Tuesday, 8 January 2013
The end of January brings two new Weinberg releases, the first the conclusion of Grand Piano's four-volume set of complete piano works, and the other a new installment in the Naxos series of Weinberg symphonies.
The new Naxos CD will feature Weinberg's 8th Symphony, 'Flowers of Poland' (Translated as 'Polish Flowers' on the CD cover), conducted by Antoni Wit with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir. Hopefully this will continue the excellent quality of Naxos' previous two releases of Weinberg symphonies, Nos. 19 & 6.
The Grand Piano CD sees the conclusion of Alison Brewster Franzetti's cycle of Weinberg's complete piano works, with sonatas 3, 5 & 6 and 'Two fugues', a shorter work for a piano student. The previous three volumes have provided masterful performances, and I'm sure this final volume will not fail to disappoint.
Both albums have a release date of February 2013, but amazon.co.uk lists them both as available from the 28th Jan. Album reviews to follow upon release.
Naxos website for the Symphony recording
Naxos website for the Piano works volume 4 recording