Joseph Weigl: Song & Arias

Delos: DE3453

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Joseph Weigl: Song & Arias

Label:

Delos

Catalogue No:

DE3453

Discs:

1

Release date:

2nd Sept 2013

Barcode:

0013491345321

Length:

60 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Joseph Weigl: Song & Arias


Mozart:

La clemenza di Tito, K. 621: Schweigt, genug, O Quiriten!

arr. for voice and fortepiano

Paisiello:

Nina, o sia La pazza per amore: Ah, di Nina il core

arr. for voice and fortepiano

Spontini:

La vestale: Schwort mir rache und verderben

sung in German. Arr. for voice and fortepiano

Weigl, J:

'S Mag sein

Lasst uns im vertrauten Kreise

Reiterlied

Trost an meine mutter

Die tauschung

In questa tomba oscura

Il sogno

L'amor marinaro ossia Il corsaro: Pria ch'io l'impegno magistral prenda

Nach dem Glanze, nach dem Scheine

Ach, auch konige sind menschen

Die nacht entflieht

Was kummert mich des fremden gold?

Wenn Sie mich nur von weitem sieht

Vom weit entfernten Schweizerland

Die Jugend Peter des Grossen: Heil mir! Ich werde liebe finden

Forse Abbastanza

In qual barbaro cimento


Donald George (tenor) & Lucy Mauro (fortepiano)

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Few are aware that Josef Weigl (1766-1846) was both an acclaimed conductor and a highly successful composer whose fame – in his day – rivaled that of Cherubini, Rossini, Haydn, and even Beethoven. The godson of Haydn (who encouraged his talent), Weigl became a master of two different styles, first gaining recognition as a composer of opera in the Italian manner. But, with the dawning of the 19th century, he became increasingly known for his German operas – mainly in the lighter “Singspiel” form – that influenced generations of Romantic-era German composers to come. All the while, he continued writing Italian opera for Milan’s La Scala and other venues to considerable acclaim. His attractive, lively and melodious music in both styles catered to his era’s more popular tastes. But his operas’ general lack of serious themes and musical drama failed to establish him as a “serious” composer, and his remarkable music – sadly – soon drifted into obscurity.

Tenor Donald George and pianist Lucy Mauro have lately made it their musical mission in life to merge their talents in support of music by neglected, yet deserving composers. Most recently, they have teamed up to record for Delos the music of two pioneering, yet unjustly forgotten female tunesmiths of the late Romantic period: the Boston-based Margaret Ruthven Lang and Vienna’s Mathilde von Kralik. Here, working in cooperation with a concert series sponsored by the Esterházy Estate in Eisenstadt (Weigl’s birthplace), they offer an enchanting mix of his Lieder and arias – with the bonus offering of several interpolated arias from other well-known composers of his day. Mr. George’s burnished tenor voice is in top form, and Ms. Mauro provides lively, sensitive and historically informed support from a sweet-sounding fortepiano.

Joseph Weigl: 'S Mag sein (It Could Be)

'S Mag sein (It Could Be)

Joseph Weigl: Lasst uns im vertrauten Kreise (Let Us in Comfortable Company)

Lasst uns im vertrauten Kreise (Let Us in Comfortable Company)

Joseph Weigl: Reiterlied (Rider's Song)

Reiterlied (Rider's Song)

Joseph Weigl: Trost an meine mutter (Consolation for My Mother)

Trost an meine mutter (Consolation for My Mother)

Joseph Weigl: Die tauschung (The Disappointment)

Die tauschung (The Disappointment)

Joseph Weigl: In questa tomba oscura (In dieser dunklen gruft)

In questa tomba oscura (In dieser dunklen gruft)

Joseph Weigl: Il sogno (Der traum)

Il sogno (Der traum)

Joseph Weigl: L'amor marinaro ossia Il corsaro (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

L'amor marinaro ossia Il corsaro: Pria ch'io l'impegno magistral prenda (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

Joseph Weigl: Ostade oder Adrian von Ostad (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

Ostade oder Adrian von Ostad: Nach dem Glanze, nach dem Scheine (It's the Glitter, the Appearance) (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

Joseph Weigl: Daniel in der Lowengrube, oder Baals Sturz (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

Daniel in der Lowengrube, oder Baals Sturz: Ach, auch konige sind menschen (Ah, Kings Are People, too) (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

Joseph Weigl: Das Waisenhaus (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

Die nacht entflieht (The Night Flees)

Was kummert mich des fremden gold? (What Care I for Strangers' Gold?)

Joseph Weigl: Die Schweizerfamilie (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

Wenn Sie mich nur von weitem sieht (Even if She Sees Me from afar)

Vom weit entfernten Schweizerland (From the Distant Swiss Homeland)

Joseph Weigl: Die Jugend Peter des Grossen (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

Die Jugend Peter des Grossen: Heil mir! Ich werde liebe finden (Oh, Joy! I will Find Love) (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

Gaspare Spontini: La vestale (Sung in German) (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

La vestale: Schwort mir rache und verderben (Swear Revenge and Ruin) (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K. 621 (Sung in German) (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

La clemenza di Tito, K. 621: Schweigt, genug, O Quiriten! (Enough, Silence, O Quirites!) (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

Giovanni Paisiello: Nina, o sia La pazza per amore (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

Nina, o sia La pazza per amore: Ah, di Nina il core (Ach, Ninas herz) (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

Joseph Weigl: La principessa d'Amalfi (arr. for voice and fortepiano)

Forse Abbastanza (Der leiden fulle)

In qual barbaro cimento (In dieser harten prufung)

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