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William Weinert

William Weinert

Since 1994, William Weinert has served as Professor of Conducting and Director of Choral Activities at the Eastman School of Music, where he conducts the Eastman Chorale.



Adler: One Lives but Once: A 90th Birthday Celebration
Adler: One Lives but Once: A 90th Birthday Celebration
This three-disc set provides a cohesive overview of Adler's output celebrating his 90th birthday. 

CKD 590  

William Weinert - conductor

Since 1994, William Weinert has served as Professor of Conducting and Director of Choral Activities at the Eastman School of Music, where he conducts the Eastman Chorale and the Eastman-Rochester Chorus and supervises the masters and doctoral programs in choral conducting. He has conducted throughout Europe, the United States, and the Far East.

Weinert has also frequently conducted opera and symphonic repertoire, and has performed extensively as a recitalist and oratorio soloist. He has published articles on the music of Brahms, Bruckner, and Georg Schumann, as well as ‘Geistliche Gesäng und Melodeyen: A Critical Edition with Commentary’, an edition of twenty-four motets by the prominent baroque composer Melchior Franck. Between 1998 and 2011 he was Editor of The American Choral Review, the journal of the American Choral Foundation. Weinert is also founder and Music Director of Voices, Rochester’s only professional chamber chorus.

Weinert has previously served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Southern Mississippi, and has served for three summers as Guest Professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany.

BBC Music Magazine
'...it's hard to beat the dancing simplicity of Into the Radiant Boundaries of Light for viola and guitar, or Ports of Call for guitar and two violins - a sunny guide to the Mediterranean calling points of Jewish refugees...Adler in a nutshell.'


Pizzicato
4 Stars
'This is a musically well realized homage to the German born American composer Sam Adler. The works with various instruments cover a wide range of his life and different styles of expression. The overall impression is one of a life-affirming composer.'
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RBB Kulturradio
5 Stars
CD-Tipp: 'In five dance movements including "Rumble" to "Pavane", Adler proves his outstanding understanding of music history, especially in the concluding "Tarantella".'
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