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A Weinberg opera shows up in Mannheim

The world premiere of Miecyslaw Weinberg‘s Dostoeivskian opera The Idiot was given this weekend at Mannheim. First review here. Stage by stage, the composer closest to Shostakovich is emerging from his shadow. Further performances here.



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  1. Thank you for posting, I am very happy to hear it! He was close to Shostakovich but he was not at all a pale copy of him. I had a chance to conduct the German premiere of Weinberg’s oper “Congratulations!” At the Konzerthaus Berlin last September. Phenomenal music!

  2. There’s another review in the FAZ:

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