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WEIGL, K.: Isle of the Dead / Fantasies / Pictures and Tales / Night Fantasies (Banowetz)


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WEIGL, K.: Isle of the Dead / Fantasies / Pictures and Tales / Night Fantasies (Banowetz)

Karl Weigl was part of the rich cultural life of Vienna at the turn of the last century. One of his earliest works, Isle of the Dead was inspired by Böcklin’s famous symbolic painting and here receives its first known performance. Nachtphantasien (Night Fantasies) relates to the two Nachtmusik movements of Mahler’s Symphony No 7. Folk-like but deceptively demanding, the Pictures and Tales were popular in their day, while Dance of the Furies was overlooked by the composer and not publicly performed until 1970. Weigl’s career was cut short by Hitler’s rise to power. Written in exile in the United States, the reflective Six Fantasies was his last piano cycle.

Weigl, Karl

  6 Fantasies
1.   No. 1. Spring Evening 00:02:23
2.   No. 2. Burlesque 00:05:43
3.   No. 3. Remembrance 00:03:25
4.   No. 4. Capriccio 00:06:53
5.   No. 5. Longing 00:03:34
6.   No. 6. Halloween 00:03:28
  Toteninsel (Isle of the Dead)
7.   Toteninsel (Isle of the Dead) 00:13:12
  Bilder und Geschichten (Pictures and Tales), Op. 2
8.   I. Es war einmal (Once upon a time) 00:02:34
9.   II. Schneewittchen (Snow - white) 00:01:56
10.   III. Storch, Storch, Steiner (Stork, lanky long - legs) 00:01:05
11.   IV. Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf (Sleep, child, sleep) 00:03:23
12.   V. Dorn roschens Grab (Sleeping beauty's grave) 00:01:33
13.   VI. Im Mondschein (By moonlight) 00:02:31
  Tanz der Erinnyen (Dance of the Furies)
14.   Tanz der Erinnyen (Dance of the Furies) 00:05:21
  Nachtphantasien (Night Fantasies), Op. 13
15.   I. Langsam 00:05:19
16.   II. Heftig 00:02:35
17.   III. Langsam, innig 00:04:56
18.   IV. Unruhig, drangend 00:02:37
19.   V. Zart bewegt 00:06:08
  28 Variationen uber ein achttaktiges Thema, Op. 15
20.   28 Variationen uber ein achttaktiges Thema, Op. 15 00:08:55

Total Playing Time: 01:27:31

Weigl, Karl

Banowetz, Joseph

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572423

Barcode: 747313242375

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Physical Release: 06/2012

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