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The 100th Anniversary of Mieczyslaw Weinberg

The 100th Anniversary of Mieczyslaw Weinberg
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November 14 – February 3
room 305

An exhibition timed to the 100th anniversary of Mieczyslaw Weinberg runs in the music and audiovisual materials room (305), from November 14 to February 3.

Mieczyslaw (Moses) Weinberg is the known Soviet composer with a rich and diverse legacy: symphonies, string quartets, cantatas, operas and ballets, sonatas for various instruments, romances, music for theater and cinema.

The composer’s work is inspired by the most important events of the twentieth century. His main theme is war, death and destruction as the symbol of evil. At the same time, Weinberg‘s music is life-affirming and filled with faith in humanity, goodness and justice. The theme of childhood threads through the composer's work. Incarnated in a variety of genres, it had become a symbol of moral purity, truth and goodness, the personification of humanity and characteristic of Weinberg’s music. The composer often turned to folk songs, originally interpreting Moldavian, Polish and Jewish folklore.

The exhibition presents Mechislav Weinberg’s music editions: Moldavian Rhapsody, the symphonic trilogy Crossing the Threshold of War, the suite Polish Chants, the operas Passenger, Idiot, Madonna and the Soldier, vocal cycles and music for movies.

At the exhibition, you can listen to selected recordings the sixth symphony, the sonatina for violin and piano, sonata No. 1 for cello and piano, sonata No. 2 for solo violin, and other works by Mieczyslaw Weinberg.

Publications about the composer’s life and career are also on display.

The opening hours of the exhibition correspond to the library’s opening hours.
Admission is by library card or by ticket of the library's social and cultural center. Information and tickets may be obtained at the registration desk.

Contact: (+375 17) 293 27 52.

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