8.572779 Weinberg: Symphony No. 6 / Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes
We agreed with Chandos to split the project of recording the complete symphonies of Weinberg between us and this is the first installment of the Naxos part of the project. Naxos will record symphonies Nos. 2, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 22 and Chandos has recorded or will record the remaining 11.
All 11 symphonies will be recorded by the St. Peterburg State Symphony, conducted by Vladimir Lande except symphonies Nos. 8 and 9 which will be recorded by the Warsaw Philharmonic, conducted by Antoni Wit. Symphony No. 6
is scored for very large orchestra and children’s choir and has a heart-rending slow movement. The Moldavian Rhapsody
is a medley of Moldavian folk tunes, culminating in a joyous and noisy dance. Not to be missed!