Mieczysław Weinberg, whose 100th birth anniversary we celebrate this year, is one of the "great absentees" of Polish music of the last century – it has only been a dozen years since his compositions appear more and more frequently in concert programmes around the world. His works will be performed by the outstanding violinist Gidon Kremer at the National Philharmonic on 10 December 2019 at 7 p.m.
Weinberg's I Sonata for solo violin, Op. 82 was written in 1964 for the violinist Mikhail Fichtenholz. The five-part composition combines elements of Baroque, Classical and Romantic traditions. VI Sonata for violin and piano, Op. 136 bis was written in 1982, but the composer did not include it in the official catalog of his works and until 2007 it remained unknown. Dedicated to the "Memory of my mother", it was created shortly after Weinberg found out – almost 40 years after the fact! – about the tragic fate of his family who died during World War II in the Nazi labor camp in Trawniki in the Lublin region. This is undoubtedly one of the composer's most personal works.
The trio of outstanding musicians – Gidon Kremer, Georgijs Osokins and Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė – will also perform Ferruccio Busoni's Chaconne based on Chaconne from the Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 by J.S. Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven's Triple Concerto in C Major, Op. 56, arranged for piano trio by Carl Reinecke.
More information at: http://www.filharmonia.pl/koncerty-i-bilety/repertuar/koncert-kameralny60