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

Composer(s)Weigl, Karl
Artist(s) Banowetz, Joseph, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.572423
Label Naxos
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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.


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Work/Track Title Time
WEIGL, K.: Isle of the Dead / Fantasies / Pictures and Tales / Night Fantasies (Banowetz) 1:27:31   
  6 Fantasies          
      No. 1. Spring Evening 2:23       
      No. 2. Burlesque 5:43       
      No. 3. Remembrance 3:25       
      No. 4. Capriccio 6:53       
      No. 5. Longing 3:34       
      No. 6. Halloween 3:28       
  Toteninsel (Isle of the Dead) 13:12       
  Bilder und Geschichten (Pictures and Tales), Op. 2          
      I. Es war einmal (Once upon a time) 2:34       
      II. Schneewittchen (Snow-white) 1:56       
      III. Storch, Storch, Steiner (Stork, lanky long-legs) 1:05       
      IV. Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf (Sleep, child, sleep) 3:23       
      V. Dorn roschens Grab (Sleeping beauty's grave) 1:33       
      VI. Im Mondschein (By moonlight) 2:31       
  Tanz der Erinnyen (Dance of the Furies) 5:21       
  Nachtphantasien (Night Fantasies), Op. 13          
      I. Langsam 5:19       
      II. Heftig 2:35       
      III. Langsam, innig 4:56       
      IV. Unruhig, drangend 2:37       
      V. Zart bewegt 6:08       
  28 Variationen uber ein achttaktiges Thema, Op. 15 8:55       
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