Mieczyslaw Weinberg's 26 Symphonies are seen today as a substantial continuation of the Russian tradition. Symphony No. 19 marks 'Bright May' as the month in which the Great Patriotic War came to an end, but expressed with ominous apprehension as well as celebration. Naxos is pleased to be in cooperation with Chandos to record the complete cycle of Weinberg Symphonies.
WEINBERG, M.: Symphony No. 19 / The Banners of Peace (St. Petersburg State Symphony, Lande)