Mieczysław Weinberg’s music for violin and piano in a new recording

Although Mieczysław Weinberg spent most of his life in the Soviet Union and was somewhat “appropriated” by the local music community, he considered himself a Polish Jew. He was born in Warsaw in 1919. His family came to Poland from the territory of the present-day Moldova and settled down in the city, whose population, at … Continue reading Mieczysław Weinberg’s music for violin and piano in a new recording

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, baptized today in 1644

  Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (12 August 1644 (baptized) – 3 May 1704) was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and violinist. Born in the small Bohemian town of Wartenberg (Stráž pod Ralskem), Biber worked at Graz and Kroměříž before he illegally left his Kremsier (Kroměříž) employer (Prince-Bishop Carl Liechtenstein-Castelcorno) and settled in Salzburg. He remained there for the rest of his … Continue reading Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, baptized today in 1644