St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Lande (conductor)
Mieczyslaw Weinberg's 26 symphonies are seen today as a substantial continuation of the Russian tradition. Symphony No 19 marks 'Bright May' as the month in which the Great Patriotic War (the Eastern Front of World War II) came to an end, but expressed with ominous apprehension as well as celebration. The Banners of Peace subsumes traditional and revolutionary songs to create an extrovert work which avoids the bombast of propaganda. Gramophone has acclaimed the 'understanding and fervour' of Vladimir Lande's 'greatly superior' conducting of Weinberg's Symphony No 6 (8572779).
Weinberg Symphony No 19 Op 142 'Bright May', The Banners of Peace - Symphonic Poem Op 143
Running Time: 56 min