Weinberg Violin Sonatas

08 janvier 2019 | Musicweb International

Mieczysław WEINBERG (1919-1995) 
Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano, Op. 39 (1947) [19:33]
Sonata No. 5 for Violin and Piano, Op. 53 (1953) [23:48]
Sonata No. 6 for Violin and Piano, Op. 136bis (1982) [11:26]
Agnès Pyka (violin)
Dimitri Vassilakis (piano)
rec. Studio de Meudon, Paris, 2019
ARION ARN68842 [54:52][…] 



I welcome the major renaissance of the music of Mieczysław Weinberg after languishing in obscurity for far too long. With many labels, including CPO, Chandos, Naxos and Toccata Classics in on the act there’s no shortage of contenders to fly the flag. The six sonatas for violin and piano have been reasonably served on disc. Last year I had the pleasure of reviewing sonatas 1-3 on the French label Arion, performed by Agnès Pyka (violin) and Laurent Wagschal (piano). At the end of my review I remarked that « I enthusiastically look forward to the next instalment ». Well, here it is, featuring sonatas 4-6. Pyka is this time partnered by Greek pianist Dimitri Vassilakis. […] 

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