Daniel Elphick in conversation with Marc Danel, leader of Quatuor Danel

The frequently tragic life of the Polish-Jewish-Russian composer Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996) did not prevent him from composing prolifically in many forms; important to both his personal life and career was his friendship with Shostakovich, which began during the Second World War and continued until the latter’s death.

Ahead of Quatuor Danel’s two-season survey of Weinberg’s string quartets, Marc Danel and Daniel Elphick, musicologist and researcher, talk about the life of Weinberg and the Weinberg/Shostakovich Cycle at Wigmore Hall.

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