|Full title||Old Vienna for orchestra|
Composition completed on 3 March 1939; originally titled Tänze aus Wien / Dances from Vienna for large orchestra. Immediately upon completion Weigl arranged the work for piano four hands (see Dances from Vienna).
Orchestration: 2(2nd alt. Picc.),2,2,2/4,2,3,1/Timp.,Perc./Hp.(ad lib.)/Str.
Performance duration: ca. 20 min.
|Manuscript sources||NYPL JOB 73-107, holograph score, titled Tänze aus Wien / Dances from Vienna / for big orchestra; with two composer's notes, one on the title page: New York, März 1939; the other at the end: 3./III. 1939 / KW. The title page further bears the pencil addition, in another hand, of the title under which the work was published, Old Vienna. See also NYPL JPG 99-6, copyist's score by W. Weissleder. For sources to the version for piano four hands, see Dances from Vienna.|
|Publication details||Associated Music Publishers, Inc., 1939.|
|Availabiity||Score and parts available from GS and FCP.|
|Recordings||Berlin Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester, cond. Thomas Sanderling (CD: BIS CD-1167; 2004; recorded 6-7 September 2004, Haus des Rundfunks, Großer Sendesaal des RBB, Berlin).|
Performances (click icon to expand or collapse list)
|15 February 1942||Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Musicale at the Baldwin School: Karl Weigl and Vally Weigl, piano (4-hand piano version). Also on program: Mozart Piano Duet Sonata in D Major; Schubert Grand Duo; Beethoven, Adagio from the Pathetique Sonata (Karl Weigl solo); Schumann, Three Pieces for piano duet; Dvorak, Three Legends.|
|30 January 1949||Rochester New York, Eastman Theatre, Viennese Night: Rochester Civic Orchestra, cond. Guy Fraser Harrison. Also on program: works by Johann Strauss; Gaertner-Kreisler; Franz Lehar; Waldteufel; Stoltz; Suppe.|
|28 May 1978||New York, Central Park: Naumberg Symphony Orchestra, cond. Richard Woitach.|
|31 December 1979||Henrietta, New York, Dome Arena, An Evening in Vienna: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. David Zinman. Also on program: works by Strauss and Lehar.|