CHANDOS 10959 (2017)

Leó Weiner
Serenaad f-moll, op. 3
Divertisment nr 1 D-duur, op. 20
Divertisment nr 2 a-moll, op. 24
Divertisment nr 3 A-duur, op. 25
Divertisment nr 4 G-duur, op. 38
Divertisment nr 5, op. 39

Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester
Orkestri kontsertmeistrid Triin Ruubel ja Arvo Leibur

Loe lähemalt

“… This is music of real beauty, and it’s the sort of thing at which Neeme Järvi seems to excel. Anyone with a taste for the musical paprikash served up by Léo Weiner in these works is sure to enjoy many memorable meals from this release. Strongly recommended.”    Jerry Dubin
“…. He [Weiner] mixes wit and sentiment with a creative use of contrapuntal devices, and memorable thematic interest. He creates light, memorable classical music without dumbing down the result. Neeme Järvi is on his best behavior here, phrasing with great care. The Estonian NSO in turn provides excellent blend between the sections, and a velvety warmth to the strings in such movements as the Second Divertimento’s andante sostenuto that could rival any other orchestra …The sound is crisp and transparent, conveying all the color Weiner provides and Järvi puts on display. Recommended.”    Barry Brenesal
Fanfare – March/April 2018

“… Performances are excellent, with deep, rich string tone. Whenever I see eight basses in an orchestra’s photo, I already feel better. Jarvi directs this pleasurable music with a light hand and no end of wit. Chandos’s sound backs him through every bar.”
Don O’Connor – American Record Guide – March/April 2018

“A revelation and great fun!.. Imagine a cross between Dvorak, Smetana, Holst and Vaughan Williams and you might get close to this delightful CD of an early 20th Century composer who deserves to be resurrected. You can start here!
Edmund Whitehouse – The Light Music Society magazine – Spring 2018

“…they are all highly listenable pieces, each is very pleasant … Neeme Järvi has a long history of producing impressive recordings for Chandos, and the technical quality here is never in question. The orchestra (of which he is Artistic Director), plays beautifully, with fetching solos when required, and the recording is set in a natural acoustic with plenty of bloom to the sound. The booklet is up to the house standard, giving a quite detailed description of each work.”
Jim Westhead –

**** Excellent Album         **** Exceptional Sound
Stephane Friederich – Classica magazine (France) – December 2017 – January 2018
“… well worth seeking out for an entertaining listen.”
Mark Pullinger – Gramophone magazine – November 2017
A near contemporary of Bartók, Weiner’s charming Serenade for small orchestra and lively five divertimentos, which date from 1933 to 1951, are given winning performances here.” ****
Rebecca Franks – BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section) – December 2017