25. May 2014 · Comments Off on David Weiss 1947-2014 · Categories: Losses

I learned yesterday that David Weiss has died. I heard him play musical saw last year at the IDRS, and he and I had conversed a bit via email due to this website. He will be missed. I send my sympathies to his family as they deal with this sudden shock. He was far too young ….

A rather young Mr. Weiss with the L.A. Philharmonic (1979):

A bit later, playing Telemann:


From the YouTube page:
David Weiss, Oboe. Izabela Spiewak, Violin.
Alpha Walker, Piano. Yang Xi, Viola
live performance from the tour of ” Two duo and a Saw ” in NY,

Here he is on the saw:

From the YouTube page:
Astor Piazzolla’s OBLIVION arranged for musical saw, flute, bassoon, and piano by Alpha H. Walker. Performed live by the Weiss Family Woodwinds: David Wiess, oboe and musical saw, Dawn Weiss, flute, Abe Weiss, bassoon, and Alpha H. Walker, piano.

And finally …

2011 – Tribute to David Weiss from Christopher Allport on Vimeo.

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