Mieczyslaw Weinberg was counted among the Soviet Union's most promising young composers. But in the waning days of Stalin's terror, the Jewish Weinberg was imprisoned, to be freed only after Dmitri Shostakovich's personal and risky intervention. Two of Weinberg's defiant works open the concert: the Sixth Symphony and Trumpet Concerto. The program concludes with Shostakovich's moving Symphony No.13, "Babi Yar," which commemorates the 1941 massacre of more than 30,000 Russian Jews.
Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Trumpet Concerto, Op. 94 (1967)
Carl Albach - Trumpet
Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Symphony No. 6, Op. 79 (1963)
U.S. - Premiere
Brooklyn Youth Chorus - Dianne Berkun, Artistic Director
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 13, Op. 113 Babi Yar (1962)
Sergei Leiferkus - Bass-baritone
Concert Chorale of New York - Sharon Bjorndal, Director
Enjoy an illuminating pre-concert talk with American Symphony Orchestra Composer-in-Residence Richard Wilson at 1:30 in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Rose Building, 10th Floor, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza.