Piano Trio

Full title Piano Trio for violin, cello, and piano / Klaviertrio für Violine, Violoncello und Klavier
Date composed 1939
Details Allegro moderato
Allegro molto

Weigl began this work in 1938 and completed it on 28 January 1939, less than four months after entering on his American exile.
Dedicated to Ira A. Hirschmann.
Performance duration: ca. 22 min.
Manuscript sources NYPL JOB 73-127, holograph score (51 numbered pages), with composer's note at the end: 28/I. 1939. See also NYPL JPB 99-7 no. 78, bound copyist's score by W. Weissleder (44 pages), with composer's holograph title and a completion date for each movement—at the end of the Allegro moderato (p. 21): K.W. 23./XII. 1938; of the Andante (p. 31): K.W. 17./I. 1939; and of the Allegro molto (p. 44): K.W. 28./I. 1939.
Publication details Not published in Weigl's lifetime; publisher of record now ACA.
Availabiity Performance score and parts available from ACA and KWF.
Recordings CD: George Marsh, Steven Honigberg, and Joseph Holt; Albany Records TROY437 (2000; recorded in March and April 2000, St. Luke's Church, McLean, Virginia).

CD: Osiris Trio (Ellen Corver, piano, Peter Brunt, violin, and Larissa Groeneveld, cello); Challenge Classics CC72614. Also on the CD: Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) in the 1932 arrangement for piano trio by Eduard Steuermann. Program notes by Paul Scheepers (German, with English translation by Bruce Gordon).


Piano Trio: movement 1, Allegro Moderato
George Marsh, violin, Steven Honigberg, cello, and Joseph Holt, piano

Performances (click icon to expand or collapse list)
26 May 1942*** New York, private musicale, home of Mrs. H. A. Guinsburg: Stefan Frenkel, violin; Leo Rostal, cello; Bruno Eisner, piano. Also on program: Ysaye, Prelude for violin solo; Bach, arias arranged for soprano and cello.
29 January 1966 New York, WNYC radio broadcast, The Brooklyn Museum Concert Series, Karl Weigl Memorial Program:Stanley Hoffman, violin; George Saslow, cello; Zita Carno, piano.
9 February 1966 New York, Austrian Forum: Stanley Hoffman, violin; George Saslow, cello; Zita Carno, piano.
26 April 1971 New York, Mannes College of Music, Faculty Concert: Isadore Cohen, violin; Jean Schneider Gobermann, cello; Zita Carno, piano.
11 July 1981 Aspen, Colorado, Aspen Music Festival 1981: Sylvia Rosenberg, violin; Laszlo Varga, cello; Jeaneane Downs, piano.
21 May 2000 Washington, DC, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Chamber Music Series: Georg Marsch, violin; Steven Honigsberg, cello; Joseph Holt, piano.
9 January 2009 Manchester, England, Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) Chamber Music Festival, Vienna from Schubert to Schoenberg, Late Morning Concert: Piano Trio, with members of RNCM Chamber Music. Also on program: Brahms, Clarinet Quintet and String Quartet op. 115.