|▼||Piano Concerto no. 2 in C Major||23:20|
|II Vivace e marcato||03:16|
|III Finale Allegro||08:14|
|▼||String Quartet op. 55||21:29|
Announcing a Major Musical Discovery! A romantic piano concerto, lost for more than half a century, is brought to life in this world premiere recording! Weinberg's dazzling virtuoso second piano concerto, inspired by the dream of a Jewish national home in the Land of Israel, incorporates familiar synagogue tunes as well as a stirring folk melody made famous by the early Zionist pioneers. This is a wonderful and immediately appealing addition to the piano concerto repertoire. Further showcasing Weinberg's mastery are premiere recordings of his String Quartet op. 55 and Shabbat Ba'aretz (Sabbath in the Holy Land). Rediscover the music of one of the 20th century's most engaging romantic composers.
Review and Recognition:
"All of the artists involved in this release are top-drawer. Jorge Federico Osorio makes a strong case for the Piano Concerto....The Bingham Quartet plays superbly...and the BBC Singers, here joined by baritone Patrick Mason, as always, are outstanding. The Naxos recording is fully dimensional, and the notes by Dr. Neil Levin are, if it's possible, even more informative than usual.... Strongly recommended." —Jerry Dubins, Fanfare