Cello Concerto

Full title Concerto for cello and orchestra / Konzert für Violoncello und mittleres Orchester
Date composed 1934
Details Allegro moderato
Allegro ma non troppo

Composition completed 16 July 1934.
Dedication of movement 2, the Larghetto: Herrn Ernst Gregor Piatigorsky verehrungsvoll zugeeignet.
Orchestration: Solo Vc./2(2nd alt. Picc.),2,2,2/4,2,0,0/Timp.,Perc./Str.
Performance duration: estimated to be ca. 20 min., but the work has never been publicly performed.
Manuscript sources NYPL JOB 73-130, holograph full score (83 numbered pages [three movements: 34, 11, and 37 pages, respectively]), with composer's notes at the end of each movement (mvt. 1: 6.iii.1934; mvt. 2: 26.vi.1934; mvt. 3: 16.vii.1934) and on title page: Wien, Juli 1934.
NYPL JPB 99–7 no. 83, copyist's manuscript full score (83 pages) with some notations by the composer.
NYPL JPB 99–7 no. 84, holograph piano reduction (52 pages) and solo part (14 pages), with holograph dedication of movement 2 to Piatigorsky (see above).
YU-KWP folder 11/381, undated copyist's manuscript score with annotations.
YU-KWP folder 11/382, undated manuscript piano reduction (43 pages; reduction attributed to Daniel Hernberg [?]).
LOCMA box-folder 61/3, partial manuscript score and sketches (27 pages).
Publication details Not published in composer's lifetime. ACA produced a Composers Facsimile Edition of Weigl's holograph piano reduction in 1964. Today the publisher of record is Universal Music Group.
Availabiity Orchestral score and parts available from FCP (see https://know.freelibrary.org/Record/1036674); piano reduction (Composers Facsimile Edition, copyright 1964, 55 pages) and separate cello part available for perusal or study from KWF.
Recordings Raphael Wallfisch and the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Milton, will record the Cello Concerto in April 2017, the recording to appear with Classic Produktion Osnabrück (CPO) in a series of cello music by Jewish composers who lost their voices in exile.