Irina Shostakovich and Alexander Raskatov in a conversation about Mieczysław Weinberg
Irina Shostakovich and Alexander Raskatov share their personal memories about Weinberg. The International Weinberg Society filmed this video in Paris
World Premiere Recording of Weinberg´s Opera "The Idiot" under the baton of Thomas Sanderling
Release date 2nd of October 2015
The Idiot, composed in 1986/1987, is Mieczyslaw Weinberg's last opera. It intensifies Dostoevsky´s novel into a sudden series of images on a multiple stage, including as well epic comments. This is the recording of the staging of the National Theatre of Mannheim under the baton of Thomas Sanderling, which was awarded the title “Premiere of the Year” in 2013 by the German magazine Opernwelt. Available at this link:
Eleonore Büning´s review of "The Idiot" in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ( in german)
The International Weinberg Society was founded to promote the music of Mieczysław Weinberg (*1919 in Warsaw; † 1996 in Moscow), to bring attention to his works, to encourage musicians to perform his music and make him known to a wider audience.
Its mission is to organise concerts, lectures, exhibitions and multidisciplinary events which are focused on Weinberg´s music and life, his close connection to Dimitri Shostakovich and his importance to classical music, from the post-war era to our present time.
One of the Society´s objectifs is to contribute to the financing of recordings of his music, as well as the publication and translation of articles and books about his life.