Histoire d’une amitié hors pair

11/05, 19:00, Conservatoire, www.conservatoire.lu

Pianist Sabine Weyer is joined on stage by violinist Sandrine Cantoreggi for an evening celebrating the Polish-born composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg, whose early life was shaped by the tragic events of the 20th century. Fleeing Warsaw in 1939, he spent a period in Uzbekistan, before ending up in Moscow where he took the name Moishei Vainberg. The end of the 1950s marked the beginning of public recognition for this talented and incredibly prolific artist, whose 43-year career made him a highly influential musical figure. Shostakovich took him under his wing, and the pair enjoyed a close friendship. Shostakovich saw Weinberg as “one of the most important composers of our time”, while Weinberg confessed: “Although I never took lessons from Shostakovich, I count myself as his pupil, his flesh and blood.”

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AUTEUR: LISBETH OWEN — PHOTO: FERNAND REISEN / CONSERVATOIRE DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG

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