Mieczyslav Weinberg (1919-1996) was a pupil of Shostakovich and was highly regarded by the Great Russian as a composer in his own right. Shostakovich missed no opportunity to recommend Weinberg’s music to friends and colleagues. He enjoyed the friendly rivalry with his pupil in the field of the String Quartet.
After the dazzling reviews volume one received, CPO are proud to present the second eagerly anticipated volume in the Quatuor Danel’s complete recordings of the sixteen String Quartets, of which Nos. 7, 11 and 13 are presented here. Gramophone wrote that “The Danel Quartet play both works with commendable facility and understanding” whilst BBC Music Magazine awarded it a BBC Music Choice.