Linus Roth and Weinberg – a story of discovery, resurrection, sound and deep understanding, in which Szczecin is also involved. On 2 October 2019 at 7 p.m., at the Mieczysław Karłowicz Szczecin Philharmonic will host a concert "Weinberg 100" on the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth.
I think we should let Roth speak first: "It was during a chamber music festival in Germany in 2010. We were practising a Schubert's trio, and then we had to go on to Mieczysław Weinberg's composition. I did not know much about him – I remember exactly when I asked if we really had to play it. My friend assured me that this is a good piece which I will like. And from the first bars, Weinberg's music spoke to me very strongly. While I was performing and listening to this composition, I felt that there are many difficult memories included in it. I started looking for information about Weinberg's works. I learned that there were five violin sonatas. Later, I received information from a publishing house that the sixth was found. The notes were sent to me electronically. Together with José Gallard, we decided to record them all."
As the artists themselves admit, that recording was their great achievement, because it was the first recording of these works in history. Then came the time for Weinberg's Violin Concerto. Linus Roth remembers that its first performance in Poland, the composer's country of origin, was very significant. It took place in the Szczecin Philharmonic in 2016. During the upcoming concert, Linus Roth and José Gallard will present works for violin and piano by Mieczysław Weinberg and Dymitr Szostakowicz, who was his friend and companion in composing.
Information on tickets at: https://filharmonia.szczecin.pl/pl