Six Fantasies

Full title Six Fantasies for piano
Date composed 1942
Details 1. Spring Evening
2. Burlesque
3. Remembrance
4. Capriccio
5. Longing
6. Halloween

Composition completed in February 1942. Weigl subsequently arranged no. 4 for piano four hands; see Capriccio.
Performance duration: ca. 26 min.
Manuscript sources NYPL JOB 73-158, working holograph score (five folded folios), with title page that reads: Six Fantasies / for Piano / New York, February 1942 / Karl Weigl; the individual movements are initialed and dated at the final cadence—Spring Evening: 23./I. 1942 KW; Burlesque: 30./I. 1942 KW; Remembrance: 5./II. 1942 KW; Capriccio: 11./II. 1942 KW; Longing: 16./II. 1942; and Halloween: 19./II. 1942 KW. See also NYPL JPB 99-7 no. 96, reproduction of holograph fair copy of score (15 folded folios), titled Day-Phantasies.
Availabiity Performance score available from ACA and KWF.
Recordings Joseph Banowetz, piano (CD: Naxos, The Complete Piano Works of Karl Weigl, forthcoming)

Six Fantasies for piano
Joseph Banowetz