Mieczyslaw Weinberg was the composer who was closest to Dmitri Shostakovich in every sense – friendship, style, adjoining apartments. Weinberg’s music is steadily gaining recognition, but his life story remains obscure. Canada’s Arc ensemble attempts to piece it together in an animated film, just posted on Youtube. You view it here first.
Director James Murdoch, illustrations by Thomas Dannenberg. Image courtesy Toccata Classics
Weinberg’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano will be performed by ARC Ensemble at the Wigmore Hall, London, next Sunday. Click here.