Friday 21 November 2014

Soviet-era Weinberg scores

Weinberg's music was widely performed during his lifetime, largely inside in the Soviet Union. Even more of it was published - below are some scans from three scores in my possession, all dating from the Soviet era. I'm particularly keen to hear from anyone who owns any other Soviet Weinberg scores.

First Symphony, Op. 10, (Moscow: Soviet Kompozitor, 1972)

Weinberg First Symphony, cover.

Monday 17 November 2014

November Update

Here is a run-down of the latest news in Weinberg-related circles, including concerts, releases, and other paraphernalia.

Upcoming Concerts
First of all, there are two upcoming productions of Weinberg's Opera The Passenger in the United States.

The first is presented by the Lyric Opera of Chicago, taking place February 24 -March 15, 2015. This is a presentation of the David Pountney production, first seen at the Bregenz Festival in 2010. The same production received its US premiere in January of this year, by Houston Grand Opera, before appearing at the Park Avenue Armory as part of the Lincoln  Festival in July.

The Lyric Opera of Chicago will be featuring an exhibition on Weinberg's life and The Passenger, including photographs and written description, as well as documenting the development of Pountney's production. They have also uploaded the following video of a seminar and panel discussion on Weinberg's opera:

For further information and ticket details, follow this link to the Lyric Opera's page for The Passenger: link.