Weigl, Karl (b Vienna, 1881; d NY, 1949). Austrian-born composer, conductor, and teacher (Amer. cit. 1943). Singing coach at Vienna Opera under Mahler, 1904–7. Taught theory and comp. at New Vienna Cons. 1918–28. Prof. of music theory, Vienna Univ. 1931–8. Many of his works, written in a tonal and conservative idiom, were perf. in Vienna by Furtwängler, Szell, the Rosé Qt., and Elisabeth Schumann. Succeeded Gál at Vienna Univ. Inst. of Musicology. Went to USA 1938. Worked in NY public library, then taught at Hartt Sch. of Mus., Hartford, Conn., 1941–2, Brooklyn Coll. 1943–5, was head of mus. theory dept., New Eng. Cons., Boston, 1945–8, and taught at Philadelphia Acad. of Mus. 1948–9. Wrote memories of Mahler (1947, 1948). Works incl. opera The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Der Rattenfänger von Hameln) (c.1922); 6 syms. (1908–47); concs.: pf. (left hand) (1925), vn. (1928), pf. (1929–30), vc. (1934); 8 str. qts. (1905–49); 2 vn. sonatas (1922–3, 1937); choral and vocal comps.; many songs; pieces for kbd.
More From encyclopedia.com
Antonio Salieri , Salieri, Antonio (b Legnano, 1750; d Vienna, 1825). It. composer and conductor. Taken to Vienna 1766 as protégé of Gassmann. Début as cond. Vienna Co… Frederica Von Stade , von Stade, Frederica Frederica von Stade Opera singer Frederica von Stade is an internationally known mezzo soprano, known as much for her charm and… Jerry Hadley , Hadley, Jerry Opera singer With his boyish charm, boundless energy, and supreme gift for phrasing, American opera singer Jerry Hadley spent his life… Sarah Caldwell , Caldwell, Sarah Conductor Director Sarah Caldwell, who was born in 1924, was the founder of the Boston Opera Group, now known as the Opera Company of… Johann Adolph Hasse , Composer of opera and church music of the preclassical period; b. Bergedorf (near Hamburg), March 25, 1699; d. Venice, Dec. 16, 1783. He was trained… Heinrich August Marschner , Marschner, Heinrich (August) Marschner, Heinrich (August), important German composer; b. Zittau, Saxony, Aug. 16, 1795; d. Hannover, Dec. 14,1861. He…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like