Michael Korstick, world-renowned Beethoven performer, is a strong supporter of Karl Weigl's piano and chamber music. With the Serenus Quartet, they will perform works for string quartet and a solo piano work by Karl Weigl at BrucknerHaus Linz on January 26th.
Born in Vienna in 1881 and brought to the Vienna Court Opera by Gustav Mahler as accompanist, the composer Karl Weigl was well known in his homeland. Wilhelm Furtwängler and George Szell took on his work, as did the Bush and Rosé Quartet, and stars of the opera sang his songs. Because of his Jewish descent, Weigl had to emigrate to the USA after the seize of power by the German National Socialist Party.
KARL WEIGL (1881–1949)
Streichquartett Nr. 4 d-moll (1923–24)
Toteninsel. Phantasie für Klavier (1903)
Streichquartett Nr. 6 C-Dur (1939)
Revelation, No. 1 from: Drei Intermezzi für Streichquartett, (1941)