Mieczyslaw Weinberg's Requiem

The German weekly Die Zeit presents (though not available in their online edition) a major little known (at least to me, until now) Russian composer, namely  Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996), whose work – 22 symphonies , 17 string quartets – as the Perlentaucher sums up, is in the process of being rediscovered today:  “Not everything convinces alike. But the definitive works are superb, such as the Requiem which he wrote in 1966 based on poems by Federico Garcia Lorca among others, or the 6th Symphony for boys’ choir and orchestra completed in 1963.” Below, a youtube’d extract of the Requiem.

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