MINSK, 13 January (BelTA) – Weinberg Chamber Symphonies Nos1 & 3 recorded by Rostislav Krimer's East-West Chamber Orchestra received a review in the January issue of the renowned Gramophone classical music magazine, BelTA learned from the orchestra.
According to the magazine, Krimer's rendition of Weinberg's iconic chamber symphonies is as persuasive in its way as Kremerata Baltica. “Gramophone is perhaps the world's most famous professional magazine devoted to culture. We feel honored to get a review in such a magazine. It is also very important for me that thanks to the disc, readers around the world will learn that Belarus played a part in the composer's life. After all, it was Minsk that became the composer's shelter during the Holocaust in 1939,” remarked Rostislav Krimer.
Mieczyslaw Weinberg disc was released by the Naxos record company last year. The presentation of the disc was held during the 14th Yuri Bashmet International Music Festival. Best musicians from all around the world took part in the recording of the disc. In addition, Weinberg's chamber symphony No.1 was initially composed as the quartet in Belarus' capital and now, for the first time in history, was recorded exactly where it was created.
The disc was nominated for the prestigious International Classical Music Award in the symphonic music category alongside Kirill Petrenko's Berlin Philharmonic and Paavo Jarvi's Tonhalle Zurich orchestra.More about Society