Biography of Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

18.11.1786
Born in Eutin (or maybe 19.11.) son of the cities musician, an uncle of Constance Mozart, who gave the title to himself.
1796
Lessons from chamber musician Heuschkel in Hildburghausen
Co-founder of the German national opera and the romantic opera
1797
Composition lessons in Salzburg from Michael Haydn and choir boy at the chapell of the sovereign archbishop.
13.03.1798
The mother dies. The family moves to Munich in the same year and the first opus of the composer "Sechs Fughetten" becomes public.
24.11.1800
Premiere of the opera Das Waldmädchen
1803
Music lessons from Abbot Vogler in Vienna
1804
In Novembre opera band master in Breslau
1806
Music director of duke Eugen of Wurttemberg in Karlsruhe (Upper Silesia)
1807
Engagement with duke Ludwig of Wurttemberg (brother of his former master) in Stuttgart and gets befriended with Danzi
26.02.1810
Was expelled from the country after some supposed illegal money transactions, although it was proved that he was not guilty of this.
1812
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.
1813
Band master of the opera in Prague and in 1815 acquaintance with Fürstenau
19.11.1816
In Prague engagement with the singer Caroline Brandt, in the same yearou conductor of the newly founded German opera in Dresden
04.11.1817
Church wedding with Caroline Brandt in Prague
25.07.1819
Finishing of Trio for flute, cello and piano, in the same year also the piano composition Aufforderung zum Tanz is written
18.06.1821
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
15.10.1823
Visits Beethoven in Baden near Vienna
25.10.1823
Premiere of the opera Euryanthe in Vienna, which became very mixed critics
16.02.1826
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.
05.06.1826
Dies from tuberculosis in London, Fürstenau finds him dead
21.06.1826
Burial in St. Mary in Moorfields with the requiem by Mozart
14.12.1844
Burial of his ashes in Dresden after a transfer from London, triggered by Richard Wagner, his successor in Dresden.
1860
In Dresden a monument of the composer by Rietschel is set up
1890
His city of birth errects a monument by Petterich

Sheet music for flute:

Aufforderung zum Tanz - Rondo brillant op. 65 (D-Dur)
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(flute, cello, piano)
Zimmermann, ZM 31030
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Moderato - Allegro vivace - Vivace


Aufforderung zum Tanze - Rondo Brillant op. 65 (C-Dur)
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(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)
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(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.


Sechs Sonaten - Band II op. 10
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(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)
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(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
jpc
    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
jpc
  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
jpc
    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