Events | Romanticism Renewed

Los Angeles | October 2, 2013 | 8:00 PM

The Karl Weigl Foundation and Villa Aurora present:

Romanticism Renewed: Discover the “forgotten” Karl Weigl 
featuring John McLaughlin Williams, violin and Glen Inanga, piano.
In his early years Karl Weigl (1881 – 1949) was centrally connected to the early twentieth-century Viennese avant-garde. He had been a student of Alexander Zemlinsky and was a lifelong friend of Arnold Schoenberg. In 1904 the three founded the Vereinigung schaffender Tonkünstler (Society of Creative Sound Artists), with Mahler the honorary president. In 1938, Weigl was forced to flee to New York, where he struggled to make a living for his family, but despite the difficulties of exile and his full teaching schedule he never stopped composing.
Performances of his music during the last ten years of his life were almost exclusively confined to his songs and chamber music. Weigl did not live to experience his posthumous acclaim in 1968 when Stokowski gave the world premiere of his Symphony No. 5. Weigl’s works were performed by such musicians as Wilhelm Furtwängler, George Szell, and Elisabeth Schumann.

John McLaughlin Williams is a Grammy Award-winning conductor and violinist known for his relentless research into musical diamonds hidden from view.
Glen Inanga is best known for his award-winning work in the Micallef-Inanga Piano Duo, which has appeared with, among others, the BBC Philharmonic and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Williams and Inanga will record the works for violin and piano, none of which are presently commercially available, for the Sonos Luminos label.

This concert is endorsed by the OREL Foundation, which was founded by Los Angeles Opera Music Director James Conlon for the purpose of recovering creative voices that were lost to the musical repertory because they were suppressed for political and ideological reasons during the time of Hitler’s Germany and afterward.

We would like to thank the Austrian Consulate General for their support.

Tickets: $25 general, $15 friends of Villa Aurora can be purchased at:

Location: Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272
Street parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts at 7 pm from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North-East of Pacific Coast Highway.
Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!

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