Three Songs for tenor and orchestra

Full title Three Songs for high male voice (tenor or baritone) and orchestra / Drei Lieder für hohe Männerstimme (Tenor oder Bariton) und Orchester
Date composed 1915
Details 1. Erscheinung / Vision (Walter Calé); vocal range: ab–bb''
2. Beatrix (Walter Calé); vocal range: a#–a''
3. Das Abendlied / Evening Song (Wunderhorn); vocal range: bb–c''

Composed 1915.
Texts translated into English by Vally Weigl.
Orchestration: Voice/0, 2(2nd alt. E.H.), 2(2nd alt. B.Cl.), 2/4, 2, 3, 1/Perc./Hp./Str.
Performance duration: ca. 16 min.
Manuscript sources NYPL JOB 73-123, holograph full score; and NYPL JOB 73-125, holograph piano reduction (31 pages). See also NYPL JPB 99-7 no. 20, bound copyist's [?] full score in ink (27, 34, and 29 pages), with title corrected from 3 Gesänge für eine hohe Männerstimme mit Orchester to 3 Gesänge für Tenor (Bariton) mit Orchester; as well as NYPL JPB 78-18, photocopy of holograph piano reduction, with title page bearing a Theodore Presser Company stamp; and NYPL JPB 99-7 no. 21, reproduction (Composers Facsimile Edition) of holograph piano reduction.
Publication details Mercury Music Corporation, date unknown. Today publisher of record is ACA.
Availabiity Performance score and parts available from TPC and ACA; orchestral and piano-vocal scores, and photocopy of holograph of composer's piano reduction, available from KWF.
Recordings Arrangement for voice and piano: David Holloway and Richard Woitach (LP: Orion ORS 80389, 1980). CD also includes Weigl's Cello Sonata, Two Pieces for cello and piano, and the Viola Sonata.
Performances (click icon to expand or collapse list)
19 December 1916*** Vienna: Hans Duhan, tenor; Vienna Tonkünstler-Orchester, cond. Oskar Nedbal (nos. 1 and 2).
14 April 1920 Vienna, Großer Konzerthaussaal, Konzertvereinsabend: Hermann Tausche, tenor; Konzertvereins-Orchester, cond. Ferdinand Loewe (first complete performance).
4 October 1979 New York, Carnegie Recital Hall, A Mahler–Weigl Program for the benefit of the Karl Weigl Memorial Fund: David Holloway, voice; Richard Woitach, piano (arrangement for voice and piano).