KARL WEIGL (1881-1949): Concerto in E Flat for Piano Left Hand and Orchestra, Violin Concerto in D.
Catalogue Number: 10R004
Description: Yet another concerto commissioned by Paul Wittgenstein which he never played. And how that can be is beyond me. This 1924 concerto could have been written by Brahms (sounds like Brahms even more than Herzogenberg’s chamber music sounds like Brahms) so it wasn’t because Wittgenstein found it “too modern” like the Prokofiev or Ravel. Sheesh! The 1928 violin concerto (35 minutes in length, just like the piano concerto) is more modern in that it seems to acknowledge the existence of Mahler, Debussy and Szymanowski but it’s still mostly great tuneful and colorfully orchestrated Late Romanticism. Conservatives need not worry! Florian Krumpöck (piano), David Frühwirth (violin), North German Philharmonic Rostock; Manfred Hermann Lehner, Florian Krumpöck (violin concerto).