Gregory Stone: Karl Weigl Symphony 1

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Gregory Stone conducting Karl Weigl Symphony No. 1 (1908)

I. Leicht bewegt - 00:00
II. Sehr lebhaft - 16:01
III. Langsam - 29:50
IV. Lebhaft - 45:57

Karl Ignaz Weigl (6 February 1881 -- 11 August 1949) was an Austrian composer. He was born in Vienna, being the son of a bank official who was also a keen amateur musician. Alexander Zemlinsky took him as a private pupil in 1896. Weigl went to school at the Franz-Joseph-Gymnasium and graduated from there in 1899. After that, he continued his studies at the Vienna Music Academy, where he became a composition pupil of Robert Fuchs, and also enrolled at the University of Vienna, studying musicology under Guido Adler, having Anton Webern as a classmate. His only opera, Der Rattenfänger von Hameln, premiered in Vienna in 1932.

Weigl wrote many compositions including symphonies, chamber music pieces including string quartets, and songs for solo piano.