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"A timely arrival, this. Recently, I was lucky enough to see Vainberg's (also spelled Weinberg, and both spellings have entries in the Fanfare Archive) The Passanger at English National Opera, a powerful event if ever there was one. This recording of his Requiem comes from the Bregenz Festival, where that opera was also given. The Requiem was not heard until 13 years after the composer's death, in Liverpool in 2009, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under Thomas Sanderling.
There is a dark cloud over this Requiem (1965-67). The booklet notes link this piece with the composer's Sixth Symphony. The pounding percussion and impassioned choral outbursts of the first movement ("Bread and… Read more