Accentus Music has this month announced the release of Latvian violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer's new album: Mieczyslaw Weinberg: 24 Preludes.
The disc features the world premiere recording of the violin arrangements of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's (1919-1996) 24 Preludes – originally composed in the late 1960's for luminary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.
”While I was young and living in Moscow, I missed the chance to meet Mieczslaw Weinberg … I recently discovered the music of this composer and these Preludes, each a masterpiece, display his mastery and spirituality…” Mr Kremer has told The Violin Channel.
”Originally written for Slava Rostropovich, Mieczslaw Weinberg’s voice is heard in each of the 24 pieces … and I do hope that these personal statements of one of the most wonderful composers of the 20th Century will inspire listeners to fall in love with his music,” he has said.
Mieczyslaw Weinberg : 24 preludes
Gidon Kremer, Violin
Label: Accentus Music
Release Date: July 5, 2019