KARL WEIGL (1881-1949): Piano Trio, ARNOLD SCHOENBERG (1874-1951): Verklärte Nacht (arr. Eduard Steuermann [1892-1964]).
Catalogue Number: 02P068
Label: Challenge Classics
Description: Weigl's trio, written in 1938-39, at time of great turmoil in his career and private life as he was coming to the realization that he would have to flee Vienna, is in a straight line of development from Schoenberg's seminal work. In it, Weigl develops further the chromaticism of Wagner, Richard Strauss, Zemlinsky and early Schoenberg, especially in the turbulent first movement, while the slow movement and folk-tinged finale are somewhat more relaxed. Osiris Trio.