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Biography of Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): biography, sheet music, recordings, weblinks and literature

Biography of Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

Born in Eutin (or maybe 19.11.) son of the cities musician, an uncle of Constance Mozart, who gave the title to himself.
Lessons from chamber musician Heuschkel in Hildburghausen
Co-founder of the German national opera and the romantic opera
Composition lessons in Salzburg from Michael Haydn and choir boy at the chapell of the sovereign archbishop.
The mother dies. The family moves to Munich in the same year and the first opus of the composer "Sechs Fughetten" becomes public.
Premiere of the opera Das Waldmädchen
Music lessons from Abbot Vogler in Vienna
In Novembre opera band master in Breslau
Music director of duke Eugen of Wurttemberg in Karlsruhe (Upper Silesia)
Engagement with duke Ludwig of Wurttemberg (brother of his former master) in Stuttgart and gets befriended with Danzi
Was expelled from the country after some supposed illegal money transactions, although it was proved that he was not guilty of this.
During a stay in Berlin news of the death of his father in Mannheim arrive, during a visit in Weimar he made acquaintance with Goethe.
Band master of the opera in Prague and in 1815 acquaintance with Fürstenau
In Prague engagement with the singer Caroline Brandt, in the same yearou conductor of the newly founded German opera in Dresden
Church wedding with Caroline Brandt in Prague
Finishing of Trio for flute, cello and piano, in the same year also the piano composition Aufforderung zum Tanz is written
Acclaimed premiere of the Freischütz in Berlin. This opera was the first to work on "Leitmotive". Following this success he is envited to work for the opera in Kassel (for a salary of 2500 Taler). He relinquished and recommended Spohr
Visits Beethoven in Baden near Vienna
Premiere of the opera Euryanthe in Vienna, which became very mixed critics
Start of the journey with Fürstenau to London for the premiere of Oberon. He makes a stop in Paris, where he is enthusiastically welcomed by Cherubini, Rossini, Berton, Catel, Paër und Auber. In London Moscheles was one of his closest friends.
Dies from tuberculosis in London, Fürstenau finds him dead
Burial in St. Mary in Moorfields with the requiem by Mozart
Burial of his ashes in Dresden after a transfer from London, triggered by Richard Wagner, his successor in Dresden.
In Dresden a monument of the composer by Rietschel is set up
His city of birth errects a monument by Petterich

Sheet music for flute:

Aufforderung zum Tanz - Rondo brillant op. 65 (D-Dur)
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei
(flute, cello, piano)
Zimmermann, ZM 31030
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Moderato - Allegro vivace - Vivace

Aufforderung zum Tanze - Rondo Brillant op. 65 (C-Dur)
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei
(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Moderato - Vivace - Moderato
Parts and score.
Long piece of music and not easy to play. Easy listening repertoire often means a lot of work.

Freischütz-Impressionen (Bearbeitung)
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei
(2 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 2794
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Ouvertüre, 1. Teil
  2. Bauern-Marsch
  3. Böhmischer Walzer
  4. Arie des Max, 1. Teil
  5. Trinklied des Kaspar
  6. Gebet aus der Arie der Agathe
  7. Volkslied: Chor der Brautjungfern
  8. Jägerchor
  9. Begnadiguns-Szene aus dem Finale des 3. Aufzugs
Unfortunately without score
Two parts, no score. Premiere of the opera was in 1821 in Berlin.

Romanza Siciliana (B-Dur)
CD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei
(flute, piano)
Rating: mid-grade

Sechs Sonaten - Band II op. 10
CD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei
(flute, piano)
Rating: easy
  1. Sonate 4 (Moderato - Rondo Vivace)
  2. Sonate 5 (Andante con moto - Vivace - Marcia. Maestoso - Finale. Siciliana Allegretto)
  3. Sonate 6 (Allegro con fuoco - Largo - Pollacca)
Originally for violin. The piano is the leading part. The flute plays in the lower register.

Trio für Klavier, Flöte und Violoncello op. 63 (g-moll)
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei
(flute, cello, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Scherzo - Allegro vivace
  3. Schäfers Klage - Andante espressivo
  4. Finale - Allegro
Published in 1820. Dedicated to Webers physician, the amateur cellist, Dr. Philipp Jungh from Prague

CDs with/from Carl Maria von Weber

Eric Le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Serenade op. 41:
  1. Entrata - Allegro (03:16:00)
  2. Tempo ordinario d'un Menuetto (05:09:00)
  3. Allegro molto (02:04:00)
  4. Andante con variatzioni (06:21:00)
  5. Allegro scherzando e vivace (01:52:00)
  6. Adagio (01:37:00)
  7. Allegro vivace e desinvolto (03:31:00)
  8. Franz Schubert: Introduktion et Varations D. 802:
  9. Introduktion (02:46:00)
  10. Thema (01:55:00)
  11. Variation I (01:38:00)
  12. Variation II (01:43:00)
  13. Variation III (02:16:00)
  14. Variation IV (01:38:00)
  15. Variation V (01:59:00)
  16. Variation VI (03:02:00)
  17. Variation VII (03:01:00)
  18. Allegro (02:18:00)
  19. Romanza larghetto (01:24:00)
  20. Rondo Amabile (02:19:00)
  21. Carattere Espagnolo - Moderato (02:27:00)
  22. Adagio (01:21:00)
  23. Rondo, air Polonais - Allegro (01:49:00)
  24. Air Russe - Allegro moderato (02:08:00)
  25. Presto (02:43:00)
  26. Moderato (02:27:00)
  27. Rondo vivace (01:47:00)
  28. Thema dell'opera Silvana Andante con moto (03:30:00)
  29. Finale Siciliano - Allegretto (00:00:02)
  30. Alelgro con fuoco (02:49:00)
  31. Largo (04:35:00)
R Barras, Pierre Champagne, Jean-Baptiste Mari, Elena Mouzalas, Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire, Orchestre Lamoureux, Loic Poulain
  1. Invitation a la valse (09:30:00)
  2. Der Freischütz (Ouvertüre) (09:00:00)
  3. Oberon (Ouvertüre) (09:30:00)
  4. Concertino pour clarinette et orchester op. 26 (00:00:08)
  5. Trio pour flute, violoncelle et piano, op. 63:
  6. Allegro moderato (08:20:00)
  7. Scherzo moderato (02:50:00)
  8. Schäfers Klage (Andante espressivo) (04:20:00)
  9. Finale (Allegro) (08:30:00)
Matteo Fossi, Othmar Müller, Hansgeorg Schmeiser
Trios für Flute, Cello & Piano (2012)
Carl Maria von Weber & Joseph Haydn
    Carl Maria von Weber: Trio for flute, cello and piano (1819):
  1. Allegro moderato (08:40:00)
  2. Scherzo. Allegro vivace (02:59:00)
  3. Schäfers Klage. Andante espressivo (03:48:00)
  4. Carl Maria von Weber: Finale. Allegro (08:55:00)
  5. Joseph Haydn: Trio in D HXV16 (1790):
  6. Allegro (07:57:00)
  7. Andantino piu tosto Allegretto (05:23:00)
  8. Vivace assai (05:13:00)
  9. Joseph Haydn: Trio in G HXV15 (1790):
  10. Allegro (09:15:00)
  11. Andante (05:14:00)
  12. Finale. Allegro moderato (04:52:00)
  13. Joseph Haydn: Trio in F HXV17 (1790):
  14. Allegro (07:17:00)
  15. Tempo di Menuetto (05:55:00)

Literature von/über Carl Maria von Weber

Last edit 16.05.2014