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Title: Karl Weigl (1881-1949)
Post by: Popov on June 17, 2010, 03:49:30 PM
Today I listened to these two CDs:

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When the CD with Symphony No. 5 was released around 2002 I read a review in Gramophone (a translation was edited here for a while) saying there was this striking gesture of radicalism of beginning with the orchestra tuning but otherwise it was disappointingly mild for an "apocalyptic symphony". Nothing spectacular indeed, but the Adagio is beautiful and overall it's an enjoyable ride, though I liked better No. 6; I found it more powerful, concentrated and absorbing. Old Vienna was a lot of fun and considering its personal and historic circumstances its nostalgia is touching, but my favorite of all four works was the extremely enjoyable, sparkling Fantastic Intermezzo. It makes me eager to listen more of his music back in Vienna, so I think I will fo gor this:


What do you think of Weigl's music?
Title: Re: Karl Weigl (1881-1949)
Post by: snyprrr on June 17, 2010, 08:45:09 PM
I think I will fo gor this:


What do you think of Weigl's music?

Please do let me know if I'll like them! ;D
Title: Re: Karl Weigl (1881-1949)
Post by: vandermolen on June 18, 2010, 02:31:48 AM
I have No 5 which I quire enjoyed but tend to agree that after the fun opening it is less apocalyptic than expected. Please can you tell me a bit more about Symphony no 6.
Title: Re: Karl Weigl (1881-1949)
Post by: CaramelJones on August 01, 2010, 03:20:35 AM
Please do let me know if I'll like them! ;D

What do you like? :P

Weigl is very much in that Viennese style of Zemlinsky, Berg, Webern etc.

The Artis Quartet are superb.  These renditions are the best I've heard.

I wouldn't say it was indispensible music.  Interesting, yes.
Title: Re: Karl Weigl (1881-1949)
Post by: jlaurson on September 22, 2015, 10:08:21 AM

latest on ionarts:
Ionarts-at-Large: Involuntary Exclusivity
At Mozart’s Home


Violist Julia Rebekka Adler and pianist Axel Gremmelspacher presented a program—
and their latest CD—in the sub-basement of the Mozart House in Vienna, just in
the shadow of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The program and disc are titled “Viola in
Exile”, concocted of composers, threatened, prosecuted, and eventually forgotten,
that they all huddled at the very back of the alphabet: Leo Weiner, Karl Weigl,
Mieczysław Weinberg, and Erich Zeisl.

I’ve followed the projects of Mme. Adler (assistant principal viola of the Munich
Philharmonic, in her day job) with keen interest ever since writing a feature interview
about her and her Weinberg solo viola project for the pages of Fanfare, some years
ago. As part of that project, she had found and arranged Weinberg’s Sonata for
Clarinet and Piano for the viola, one of the catchiest piece of this often thorny
composer and the opening work of this evening’s proceedings.

Viola in Exile:

It was an unusual concert in that it took place before an audience of seven or—
deducting the record producer, his wife, the music critic, friends of the performers
and the page turner... (
Title: Re: Karl Weigl (1881-1949)
Post by: Daverz on September 22, 2015, 08:23:08 PM
I remember really enjoying Sym 5.  Time for a followup.
Title: Re: Karl Weigl (1881-1949)
Post by: cilgwyn on September 23, 2015, 05:04:56 AM
I have the cd of the String Quartets. I'll have a listen to it as soon as possible. I actually bought it,at the time,because I was looking for lesser known,ambitious and very long,String Quartets. It seemed to fit the bill. I found it intriguing;but I would need another listen.