MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG (1919-1996): Symphony No. 2, Op. 30, Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 147.
Catalogue Number: 07L085
Reference: ALC 1037
Description: Unlike the previous coupling of the late Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4 on this label, this late Chamber Symphony (1987) is coupled with the early Symphony No. 2 (1945-6) since it also is for string orchestra only. Lyrical and melancholic, the Second is not really a war symphony. The later work is more optimistic although the atmosphere darkens toward the end. Umeå Symphony Orchestra; Thord Svedlund. Original 1999 Olympia release.