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WEINBERG, Mieczyslaw (1919-1996)

COMPLETE PIANO WORKS • 1

SONATA NO. 1, OP. 5 • LULLABY, OP. 1 • SONATA NO. 2, OP. 8 TWO MAZURKAS ‘OP. 10’ • SONATA. OP. 49BIS


  • Allison Brewster Franzetti, piano

The works on this first volume of the complete piano works of Mieczyslaw Weinberg range from very early yet characterful Mazurkas and the remarkably intense Lullaby, his Opus 1, to the at times dissonant Piano Sonata No. 1 and the more classically oriented Piano Sonata No. 2. The Sonata, Op. 49bis is a 1978 expansion and rebalancing of a work originally completed in 1951.

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Tracklist

 
Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 5 (1940) (00:15:00 )
1
I. Adagio (00:06:14)
2
II. Allegretto (00:02:39)
3
III. Andantino (00:03:12)
4
IV. Allegro molto (00:03:48)
5
Berceuse, Op. 1 (1935) * (00:05:06)
 
Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 8 (1942) (00:20:00 )
6
I. Allegro (00:05:11)
7
II. Allegretto (00:03:09)
8
III. Adagio (00:07:48)
9
IV. Vivace * (00:04:22)
 
2 Mazurkas (1933) (00:04:00 )
10
Mazurka No. 1 in F Minor * (00:02:59)
11
Mazurka No. 2 in A Minor * (00:01:17)
 
Piano Sonata, Op. 49bis () (00:15:00 )
12
I. Allegro leggiero * (00:04:55)
13
II. Andantino * (00:04:41)
14
III. Allegretto * (00:05:36)
* World Première Recording
Total Time: 01:00:57

The Artist

Brewster Franzetti, Allison

2008 GRAMMY® nominee for Best Instrumental Soloist without orchestra for 20th Century Piano Sonatas on Naxos Records (8.570401), Allison Brewster Franzetti has received international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for stunning virtuosity and musicality. She has performed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Long Island Philharmonic, English Sinfonia, Denver Symphony, Colonial Symphony, Queens Symphony, European Women’s orchestra, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Janáček Philharmonic, and the City of Prague Philharmonic. Solo recitals include critically acclaimed débuts at Merkin Hall, New York and Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, a special performance at the GRAMMY® Salute to Classical Music honoring Lang Lang and Earl Wild, and concerts throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, Argentina and Japan. She is a 2003 GRAMMY® Award nominee and a 2002 Latin GRAMMY® Award nominee. An accomplished chamber musician, she has collaborated with renowned composers and performers, including Sir James Galway, John Corigliano, Carlos Franzetti, Lowell Liebermann, David Maslanka, Stephen Paulus, Eugenia zukerman, Julius Baker and Robert White.