Karl Weigl

Composer, born Feb 6, 1881 in Vienna, died 11.8.1949, New York


Biography

Karl Weigl studied with Alexander Zemlinsky in Vienna. From 1903-1906 he worked as a repetiteur at the Vienna opera under Gustav Mahler. In 1918 he became a lecturer at Vienna Conservatoire. He was a successful composer of chamber music and Lieder, widely published and performed by leading performers.


In 1938 Weigl emigrated to the USA, helped by the International Quaker Centre Vienna.
He worked as part time teacher in New York and Bosto, but became increasingly ill during his exile.


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