Symphonie n°19 - The Banners of Peace, op.143 / St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra - Vladimir Lande, direction
Mieczys?aw Weinberg's 26 symphonies are seen today as a substantial continuation of the Russian tradition. Symphony No. 19 marks 'Bright May' as the month in which the Great Patriotic War came to an end but expressed with ominous apprehension as well as celebration. The Banners of Peace subsumes traditional and revolutionary songs to create an extrovert work which avoids the bombast of propaganda. Gramophone has acclaimed the 'understanding and fervour' of Vladimir Lande's 'greatly superior' conducting of Weinberg's Symphony No. 6 (8572779). The St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra was established in 1967 and until 1985 was known as the Orchestra of Ancient and Modern Music.