|Genre Categories||; ; ;|
|Work Title||Vienna That Was|
|Alternative. Title||Dances from Old Vienna (subtitle)|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||(1939)?|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
Original orchestral version (Work 96): "Composition completed on 3 March 1939; originally titled Tänze aus Wien / Dances from Vienna for large orchestra. Immediately upon completion Weigl arranged the work for piano four hands (see Dances from Vienna)."
Arrangement (Work 69, this work most likely?): Immediately upon having completed the orchestra work Old Vienna on 3 March 1939 Weigl turned to arranging that work for piano; this arrangement, completed less than two weeks later, on 15 March 1939, is available in two versions, one for two pianos (possibly what we have here, if it's the same piece of music - it has the same title... -- Ed.), the other for piano four hands. Like the orchestra work, the piano version goes both under the original title Tänze aus Wien / Dances from Vienna and that of the published orchestra version, Old Vienna.
Performance duration: ca. 14 min.
Manuscript sources NYPL JOB 73-108, holograph (20 numbered pages), with both German and English title on title page, followed by: New York, March 1939 Karl Weigl; holograph includes some unnumbered pates with pencil sketches as well as additional date at end of score: 15./3. 1939. See also Old Vienna and The City that Was.