|Starts:||10:00 24 Jan 2019|
|Ends:||16:30 27 Jan 2019|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
Recent years have witnessed a dramatic rediscovery of the music of Mieczys?aw Weinberg (1919–1996), the Polish-born composer the Polish-born composer who twice escaped from Nazi invasions and finally settled in Moscow. His substantial output includes some of the most powerful Holocaust-commemorative music ever written, notably his Auschwitz-based opera, The Passenger, dubbed a ‘masterpiece’ by Shostakovich.
The four-day conference at the University of Manchester marks the beginning of Weinberg’s centenary year. It brings together scholars and practitioners from East and West, with the composer’s first daughter, Victoria Bishops as Guest of Honour.
The conference is co-sponsored by the British Academy and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw.
The programme dovetails with a cycle of his seventeen string quartets, to be performed at intervals throughout the event by the Quatuor Danel, artists-in-residence at the University, and two further concerts of vocal chamber works, including the song-cycle Old Letters, the Sonata for Solo Double Bass and the Piano Sonata No. 6.
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