P0111. MENACHEM WIESENBERG, w.Tabea Zimmermann, Uri Vardi, Ronald Leonard, Taiseer Elias, The Jerusalem Quartet & Yehuda Gilad Cond. Colburn Orch.: Monodialogue (Played by the Composer). (Germany) Classics Live LCL 804, Live Performances, 1991-2001. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 4015512008044
“Menachem Wiesenberg, composer, arranger, pianist and educator is one of Israel's most varied and acclaimed musicians. Mr. Wiesenberg is winner of the 2010 life time achievment Award in Composition granted by the Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers in Israel (ACUM Ltd.). He is the winner of the 2008 Landau prize for the Performing Arts in the Classical Composition category and the 1998 Prime Minister prize for composition. He was awarded the 1992 prize for outstanding achievement in the concert music field by the Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers in Israel (ACUM Ltd.). He was granted fellowships as composer in residence by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.
Mr. Wiesenberg's commissions and composers' awards have been received from the Oregon Bach Festival, the Arts Council of England, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany, the Lille Festival in France, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Wisconsin University, the Relache Ensemble in Philadelphia, the Council for Culture and Arts in Israel, the Tel-Aviv Foundation for Culture and Arts and the Arthur Rubinstein Foundation among many others.
His music was performed by ensembles such as the the Berlin Philharmonic Strings Octet, the Jerusalem Quartet, the Huberman Quartet, the Aviv Quartet, the Lumina Quartet, the Relache Ensemble, the Musica Nova Ensemble, the 21st Music Ensemble and by soloists such as the German Violist Tabea Zimmerman, the American cellist Ron Leonard, The Principal Clarinet Player of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Karl Heinz Steffens, the Israeli Violinist Hagai Shaham, the Cellists Hillel Zori and Zvi Plesser and the singer Mira Zakai. Mr. Wiesenberg has garnered renown for his arrangements of Israeli and Yiddish folk songs, and his interest in the folk music of his native land serves as a fundamental influence throughout all of his compositional activity.
Mr. Wiesenberg has given Composition Master Classes and Lectures in many Academies in the States and in England, among them should be mentioned The USC, the Oregon University,the New England Conservatory and Mannes College in the USA, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in London, the RNCM in Manchester and the Faculty of Music at the Oxford University.”
- Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance