Leading classical music label NAXOS and its related brands have several exciting new releases featuring Polish creativity.
Weinberg Featured on Album of Concertos
Concertos for Trumpet and Piano
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto in C Minor Op. 35, Weinberg: Trumpet Concerto in B-Flat Major Op. 94, Jolivet: Concerto for Trumpet, Piano, and Strings, Rachmaninov: 6 Songs Op. 4 No. 4
Selina Ott (Trumpet), Maria Radutu (Piano), Dirk Kaftan (Conductor), ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
In November of 2020, Selina Ott (Trumpet), Maria Radutu (Piano), and the Vienna Radio Symphony orchestra teamed up to record this new CD of Concertos for Trumpet and Piano. Among the composers featured on this album is renowned Polish composer Mieczysław Weinberg.
Listen to the album here: orfeo.lnk.to.
Remastered Recordings of Witold Rowicki Conducting Tchaikovsky Symphonies
Tchaikovsky Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 – The Nutcracker Suite
Witold Rowicki (Conductor), SWR Symphony Orchestra, & Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
SWR Music SWR19112CD
Many years ago, Polish Conductor Witold Rowicki (1914 – 1989) conducted SWR Symphony Orchestra & Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra in performances of many Tchaikovsky symphonies. This month NAXOS has released remasters of these original audio recordings.
Listen to the album here: swrclassic.lnk.to.
Gidon Kremer plays Weinberg’s Violin Concerto
Weinberg Violin Concerto – Sonata for 2 Violins
Gidon Kremer (Violin), Madara Pētersone (Violin), Daniele Gatti (Conductor), Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Polish composer Mieczys∤aw Weinberg was featured again this past month on NAXOS releases, in a performance of Weinberg’s famed Violin Concerto by Gewandhausorchester and Gidon Kremer.. In recent years this piece has been gaining much more attention and popularity from violinists around the world, and it is wonderful to have another beautiful interpretation of it released.
Listen to the album here: naxos.lnk.to.
[Source: press releases]