Pictures from Childhood

Full title Pictures from Childhood: Four Miniatures for flute (or violin) and piano
Date composed 1942
Details 1. Lullaby
2. At the Chicken Farm
3. Dusk Hour
4. Rainfall

Composition completed in January 1942.
Manuscript sources NYPL JOB 73-132, holograph score, with completion dates at the ends of the movements, here in different order: I. Rainfall, dated 2./I. 1942; II. Dusk Hour, dated 13./I. 1942; III. Lullaby, dated 24./XI. 1941; and At the Chicken Farm, dated 7./I. 1942. A second holograph score of Lullaby (4 pg.; YU-KWP, box 15/folder 436) is undated but signed KW at the end. Here the movement has the tempo indication Moderato; in the upper right corner of p. 1 the composer, in ink, wrote "Yosemite" (scare quotes included), but the word was crossed out in pencil and replaced above with the name Karl Weigl in all capital letters.
Publication details Boosey and Hawkes, 1969.
Availabiity Score and part available from KWF.
Performances (click icon to expand or collapse list)
9 February 1968 New York, Town Hall: Eugene Seaman, flute; Zeinab Naderi, piano. Also on the program, with these and other artists: Weigl, Pictures and Tales (with Zeinab Naderi, piano); Harold Branch, Piano Sonata and Scherzo; Barbara Kolb, Four Approaches; Eugene Seaman, Andante for flute and piano; Tui St. George Tucker, Jakugo and Lift Up Your Heads; and Harold Seletsky, Impressions.
17 April 1988 London, South Bank, Purcell Room, Emigrés—A Mahler Link, A Weekend’s Celebration on the South Bank of the Music of Berthold Goldschmidt and Karl Weigl, concert 3: Cello Sonata and Two Pieces for cello and piano (Alexander Baillie and Shelagh Sutherland); Pictures from Childhood (Ingrid Culliford and Shelagh Sutherland). Also on program: Goldschmidt, Variations on a Palestine Shepherd’s Song and Clarinet Quartet.