not. His orchestra has a personal flavor;
it covers a large palette; it sings, dances
and laughs, always with a master hand,
always with a prodigious sense of
surety."Principal works by Jaromir Weinberger:
About Jaromir Weinberger: Musical America 51:3November 25, 1931; Sackbut 11:23August 1930.Important recordings of music by Jaromir Weinberger:VICTOR: "Polka" from Schwanda (Blech).POLYDOR: Schwanda Fantasy; "Ich Bin der
Schwanda" from Schwanda; "Wie Kann Ich
Denn Vergessen" from Schwanda.
|ORCHESTRA: Don Quixote.|
|OPERA: Abductor of Eveline; The Beloved
Voice; The Spring Storm; Schwanda; Leuter
von; Poker-Flat; A Bed of Roses.|
Leo Weiner 1885- LEO WEINER was born in Budapest on April 16, 1885. He received his entire musical training in his
native city. After preliminary study,
he entered the Landesakademie in 1901
where he remained for five years, acquiring here full maturity as a musician.
He was drawn to composition while still
a student, and revealed such talent in
his early works that he was awarded
the Franz Joseph Jubilee Prize which
enabled him to make a student-tour of Vienna, Berlin, Leipzig and Paris, thus
bringing him into personal contact with
these important European music centers.While still at the Landesakademie, Weiner composed smaller works for
piano in which, as Kovács pointed out, " Weiner already displays his sense of
style." At the age of twenty-one--the
same year in which he left the Landesakademie--he composed a Serenade for
orchestra which won the Budapest prize,
a work so outstanding that Professor Altmann has since written that "it has
for me quite a special appeal. . . . Of
clever combinations there is no lack!"
In 1909, he made another step towards
individuality and importance with the String Quartet in E-flat Major, a work
of very great appeal and originality.For a while, Leo Weiner occupied a
small position in the Budapest Komische
Opera House. Then he joined the teaching staff of the Landesakademie in Budapest. He has devoted a major
portion of his time and effort to pedagogy ever since, earning a very considerable prestige. He is at the present
time still a member of this Faculty.In 1921, Leo Weiner entered his String Quartet in F-sharp Minor in a
competition of chamber-music sponsored by that eminent patron of modern
music, Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge,
in Washington, D. C. Shortly afterwards, Weiner received a cablegram
from Mrs. Coolidge: "Your beautiful
Quartet won the prize," it read.
"Heartiest congratulations!" The quartet was performed in Washington,
D. C. on Easter Monday of 1922, and
was an important factor in bringing
prominence to Leo Weiner in American
music-circles. The quartet was highly
praised by critics because it possessed
themes of intoxicating warmth and
freshness, and a fine imagination which
developed these themes into interesting
patterns of sound. Béla Bartók, Weiner's celebrated compatriot, thus analyzes Leo Weiner's
work to date: "His first works, with
their spruce writing, remind me of
French music immediately preceding
Debussy. Subsequently, the influence
of the later French school becomes apparent. . . . Now, he stands nearest to
the new Hungarian tendencies, for in
many of his works a direct influence of
Hungarian folk music is distinctly traceable."Principal works by Leo Weiner:
|ORCHESTRA: Serenade; Fasching; Concertino for Piano and Orchestra; Divertimento.|
|CHAMBER MUSIC: String Trio; First String
Quartet; Second String Quartet.|
About Leo Weiner:
Chesterian 20:101January 1922; Monthly
Musical Record 52:30February 1922; Musical Courier 84:25May 25, 1922.
Felix von Weingartner 1863-
FELIX VON WEINGARTNER,
whose overwhelming prestige as one
of the great orchestral conductors of all
time has obscured his competence as a____________________
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Book title: Composers of Today:A Comprehensive Biographical and Critical Guide to Modern Composers of All Nations.
Contributors: David Ewen - Editor, David Ewen - Compiler.
Publisher: H. W. Wilson.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1934.
Page number: 298.
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