SUNDAY, MAY 19th, 2019 at 4 pm
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue / 30 West 68th St, NY, NY 10023 www.swfs.org
MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG (1919 - 1996): The Centennial
One of the 20th-century most prolific composers who's worldwide recognition about to reach a long awaited peak. For impressive facts and music samples, please visit www.mweinberg.info
24 Cello Preludes, opus 100 (1969)
Performed by noted Latvian-born cellist, prizewinner of the Tchaikovsky Competition, recipient of a 1990 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and first to record composer's entire legacy for unaccompanied cello, YOSIF FEIGELSON. Read his comments about the work. NYT Review of a 1995 American premiere. ClassicsToday.com compares recordings by Kremer & Feigelson.
The Preludes are resembling vivid, contrasting paintings, contain many different styles of writing, elements of Slavic, Jewish, and other ethnic music. These qualities invited juxtaposing with the famed
Pictures at an Exhibition by MODEST MUSSORGSKY (1839 -1881)
performed by a brilliant world-class pianist, ILYA YAKUSHEV. The program also includes Two Yiddish Songs by M.Weinberg featuring the cantor of SWFS, DANIEL SINGER.
This event was made possible in part by a generous gift from Elias Charitable Foundation.
Tickets at the door $40, $30 when bought in advance on Eventbrite, $20 - seniors and students (at the door).