Linus Roth and Weinberg - this is a story of discovery, resurrection, assigning a sound and deep understanding. Szczecin also managed to become a part of it.
I think we should let Roth speak first: "It was during a chamber music festival in Germany in 2010. We were practising a Schubert's trio, and then we had to go on to Mieczysław Weinberg's composition. I did not know much about him - I remember exactly when I asked if we really had to play it. My friend assured me that this is a good piece which I will like. And from the first bars, Weinberg's music spoke to me very strongly. While I was performing and listening to this composition, I felt that there are many difficult memories included in it. I started looking for information about Weinberg's works. I learned that there were five violin sonatas. Later, I received information from a publishing house that the sixth was found. The notes were sent to me electronically. Together with José Gallard, we decided to record them all."
And as the artists themselves admit, this recording is their great achievement, because it was the first recording of these works in history. Then came the time for Weinberg's violin concert. Linus Roth remembers that his first performance in Poland, the composer's country of origin, was very significant. It happened in our Philharmonic in 2016.
This time, we will hear works for violin and piano by Mieczysław Weinberg and Dymitr Szostakowicz, who was his friend and companion in composing. Once again, we are happy that Szczecin has the opportunity to host Linus Roth and be a part of the history he creates.
WEINBERG 100 | Roth | Gallardo
Chamber HallFilharmonia im. Mieczysława Karłowicza w Szczecinie
ul. Małopolska 48