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Linus Roth / José Gallardo

Complete sonatas and works

  • Type CD
  • Label Challenge Classics
  • UPC 0608917256727
  • Catalog number CC 72567
  • Release date 24 March 2013
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About the album

A special project: Linus Roth and José Gallardo are the first to interpret Weinberg’s sonatas and works for violin and piano in a complete anthology!

Mieczysław Weinberg had an unbelievably tragic life, full of struggle and pain. As a Polish Jewish composer he flee from the Nazi regime to Russia, got imprisoned by Stalin and was saved at the last minute by his good friend and colleague Dmitri Shostakovich. He lost all his family members in concentration camps. Weinberg's compositions, often with a Jewish slant, were prohibited…

Noted German violinist Linus Roth and the Argentinean piano virtuoso José Gallardo feel a lot of compassion for this composer. It's all there in his beautiful and deeply emotional music where Weinberg put so much of his soul. As a great master of contrasts he goes from very dark, to very bright, from a fortissimo when you think the world breaks into pieces, to a pianissimo you can barely hear. In one bar there can be hope, and in the next bar: no hope!

Linus and José feel obliged and honored to be advocates for Weinberg because they think his music deserves it! Now it was time for them to record the "Complete Sonatas and Works" for violin and piano of Weinberg on a 3CD. This has never been done before! Weinberg’s repertoire has always been only partially performed and recorded, but never as complete collection. The Sonatas Nr. 2 and 6. are even never recorded before and the Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes is the only one available recording right now - it was once recorded around 40 years ago, but the vinyl is not available to buy any more.

Linus Roth tells us all about his upcoming album: an inspiring video!

27-09-2016

image After the intimate and at the same time very intense album with solo sonatas for violin by Weinberg, violinist Linus Roth is in a perfect flow, because he releases another new album! Again with Russian composers: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto op. 35 and Dmitri Shostakovich' Violin Concerto no.2 op. 129 which Linus Roth has recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Sanderling. In an breathtaking video Linus Roth ...

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