Started by Maciek, November 13, 2008, 01:32:49 AM
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Quote from: http://www1.freewebs.com/black_arrow/Why Weinberg? Why not Vainberg?Why not Wainberg?Or Vajnberg?Or Wajnberg?The reason is very simple: Weinberg is correct, all other spellings are wrong! Weinberg grew up and spent his first twenty years in Poland, where the Latin alphabet is used, and he and his family spelt the name exactly this way. Its origin is German/Yiddish. Any other spelling in the Latin alphabet must thus be avoided! I confess having a certain guilt myself, since I once accepted - without checking them - certain rumours that Weinberg himself preferred the spelling "Vainberg". I discovered my error after I had written the texts for half a dozen CDs in the large series of Olympia in London, and I wanted to change the spelling, but they refused. In fact I understand this, because it would have confused their customers if they had changed it in the middle of a series. Nevertheless the CDs have unfortunately contributed to the present Babylonic situation. The variety of (wrong) spellings is due to the circumstance that various people believed that the original spelling of the name was the one of the Russian alphabet. They then transliterated the name into the Latin alphabet, according to various rules (an ironical detail being that Soviet scores -- of all! -- used the correct spelling Weinberg!). But now Weinberg is becoming increasingly accepted. The New Groves, the famous dictionary, used the English transliteration "Vaynberg" some years ago, but in the Internet edition they have now corrected this into Weinberg. I am at present writing a biography in English which is scheduled to appear in 2005 at Toccata Press in London; there I of course am using the correct spelling Weinberg!Per Skans Uppsala, Sweden
Quote from: vandermolen on November 13, 2008, 04:03:10 AM There was a great recording with Kondrashin on Russian Disc but there is a very good one on Chandos.
Quote from: erato on November 13, 2008, 04:41:45 AMI have them both. Have recently listened to the Chandos, fine sound but not the ultimate orchestra.
Quote from: Guido on November 13, 2008, 05:19:12 AM... No.5 good to start with?
Quote from: Dundonnell on November 13, 2008, 07:55:41 AMHis(too scared to use a surname!) even numbered symphonies have been much more fortunate in being recorded than the odd numbered. We still are waiting for recordings of Nos. 1, 3, 8, 9, 11, 13 and 15. The problem presumably is that of the symphonies which have been recorded only Nos. 6 and 18 are choral but of the others-No.8: "Flowers of Poland" for tenor, boys' chorus and orchestraNo.9: "Everlasting Times" for narrator, chorus and orchestraNo.11: "Festive Symphony" for chorus and orchestraNo.15: "I believe in this Earth" for soprano, baritone, women's chorus and orchestraOlympia did a grand job in making available superb performances of a considerable number of the symphonies and Chandos started a series which I hope has not come to a stop!I think that the earlier symphonies and the violin and cello concertos are indeed very fine works but the last few(Nos. 16, 17, 18 and 19) are harrowing works-impressive certainly but extremely grim.
Quote from: vandermolen on November 14, 2008, 02:28:23 AMWe need a new recording of No 6.
Quote from: Todd on November 14, 2008, 09:40:03 AMAnyone know his string quartets? CPO recently released the second volume played by the Danel Quartet, who are really superb, so I'm thinking maybe I should investigate these . . .
Quote from: erato on November 14, 2008, 10:33:51 AMI have both. Vol 1 is a favorite for disc of the year with me, after two playthroughs vol 2 doesn't seem quite as strong, but buy, buy, buy!
Quote from: vandermolen on November 16, 2008, 12:39:27 AMApart from Symphony 5 and 6 my favourite work is the Piano Quintet Op 18; worthy to stand alongside that of his friend Shostakovich. Difficult to find as it was on Olympia. Maybe I'll pester Alto to reissue it.
Quote from: Daverz on November 16, 2008, 10:02:34 PMThere's a new recording on RCA:Oops, bhodges already metioned it below.
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