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Gidon Kremer

Weinberg: Sonatas For Solo Violin (CD)

The three sonatas of Polish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg, written in 1964, 1967 and 1979, are among the most richly creative and technically challenging 20th century works for solo violin, and their radical expressivity draws the listener in. Gidon Kremer, a key figure in the revival of interest in Weinberg's music, ranks these pieces with the Bartk sonata for their challenges and rewards.

As he has said, "I am very pleased that the world is slowly recognising Mieczyslaw Weinberg as an important composer. For me personally, the treasure trove of his compositions remains a constant source of enthusiasm and inspiration." Recorded at the Lockenhaus Chamber Music festival and at Studio Residence Palesius, Lithuania, this edition of the Weinberg violin sonatas is issued on the occasion of Kremer's 75th birthday.


Sonata for Solo Violin No. 3, Op. 126

Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2, Op. 95
I. Monody
II. Rests
III. Intervals
IV. Replies
V. Accompaniment
VI. Invocation
VII. Syncopes

Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1, Op. 82
I. Adagio-Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegretto
IV. Lento
V. Presto