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Encyclopedia > Joseph Weigl

Joseph Weigl was the name of a father-and-son pair of musicians.


Joseph Franz Weigl (1740 - 1820) was the principal cellist in the orchestra of the Esterházy family. He played under the directorship of Joseph Haydn, and it is thought that Haydn wrote his cello concerto in C major (Hob. VIIb/1) for him. He was the father of:


Joseph Weigl (March 28, 1766 - February 3, 1846), a composer and conductor. He was born in Eisenstadt and studied music under Johann Georg Albrechtsberger. He became Kapellmeister at the court theatre in Vienna in 1792, and from 1827 to 1838 was vice-Kapellmeister of the court. He composed a number of operas, both Italian and German, most of them comic, although most of his late works are pieces of sacred music. He died in Vienna.


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Poetry and Vietnam (1099 words)
Unfortunately, except for the efforts of American poets John Balaban, Yusef Komunyakka, Kevin Bowen, and Bruce Weigl, most of these poems are not available in translation.
Another professor was Bruce Weigl, whose 1967-1968 Army service in Vietnam sparked a number of collections such as Song of Napalm (1988), in which most of his war poems appear.
The title poem is a haunting testament to his wife as he confesses his inability to forget aspects of the war.
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