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  Carl Maria von Weber
With help from Franz Danzi, intellectual stimulation from his friends Gänsbacher, Meyerbeer, Gottfried Weber and Alexander von Dusch and the encouragement of concert and operatic successes in Munich (especially Abu Hassan), Prague and Berlin, he settled down as opera director in Prague (1813-16).
Weber won his widest audience with Freischütz, outwardly a Singspiel celebrating German folklore and country life, using an idiom touched by German folksong.
In Oberon Weber reverted to separate numbers to suit English taste, yet the work retains his characteristically subtle motivic handling and depiction of both natural and supernatural elements.
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For Weber not only established German opera, as opposed to the Italian type, exploiting folk elements, borrowing from Germanic traditions and superstitions, filling his work with the love of German landscape, forest, and village, saturating it with Germanic atmosphere and ideals.
Weber, more than any composer before his time, realized the importance of the recitative and assigned to it an all-important role in the framework of his operas.
Weber was so taken with Bärmann’s playing that in 1811, he quickly composed two clarinet concertos and a concertino for him.
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  Carl Maria von Weber Summary
Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber (born November 18 or November 19 1786, in Eutin near Lübeck, Germany; died June 5 1826, of tuberculosis, in London, England) was a German composer.
Weber was the eldest of the three children of Franz Anton von Weber (who seems to have had no real claim to a "von" denoting nobility), and his second wife, Genovefa Brenner, an actress.
Weber accepted the invitation, and in 1826 he travelled to England, to finish the work and be present at the performance on the 12 April.
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 Weber, Carl Maria von
Carl Maria von Weber's musical career, like that of Ludwig van Beethoven, came at the beginning of the Romantic era.
Weber's operas were, of course, influenced by earlier opera, including Mozart's, but Weber also had a strong sense that he was creating a new, distinctly German, tradition.
Carl Maria von Weber was born in Eutin (near Lubeck) on November 18th, 1786.
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 Carl Maria von Weber
The effect of this restless life upon the little Carl Maria's health and education was deplorable; but, as he accompanied his father everywhere, he became familiarized with the stage from his earliest infancy, and thus gained an amount of dramatic experience that laid the foundation of his future greatness.
Weber resigned his office at Prague on the 30th of September 1816, and on the 21st of December, Frederick Augustus, king of Saxony, appointed him kapellmeister at the German opera at Dresden.
For his next opera Weber accepted a libretto based, by Frau Wilhelmine von Chezy, on the story of Euryanthe, as originally told in the 13th century, in Gilbert de Montreuil's Roman de la Violette, and repeated with alterations in the Decamerone, in Shakespeare's Cymbeline, and in several later forms.
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 Carl Maria von Weber - The Father of German Opera [Biography]
Carl Maria Friedrich Ernest von Weber (November 18 or December 18, 1786 - June 5, 1826) was a German composer, born at Eutin, near Lübeck.
Weber resigned his office at Prague in September 1816, and on the 21st of December, Frederick Augustus, king of Saxony, appointed him kapellmeister at the German opera at Dresden.
Weber's master was an amiable charlatan, whose weakness as a teacher was thoroughly exposed, in perfect innocence, by his two illustrious pupils.
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 Hochschule für Musik Dresden Carl Maria von Weber - Publikationen
Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden
Kurt Weill und das Musiktheater in den 20er Jahren
Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber, Dresden 1995
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Carl Maria von Weber: Concertino for Clarinet, Op.
Composed by Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826), edited by Arthur H. Christmann.
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 Carl Maria von Weber: Biography - Classic Cat
Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst, Freiherr von Weber (November 18, 1786 in Eutin, Holstein – June 5, 1826 in London, England) was a German composer.
Weber also wrote music journalism and was interested in folksong, and learned lithography to engrave his own works.
Other famous works by Weber include two symphonies, a concertino and two concertos for clarinet, a quintet for clarinet and strings, and a concertino for horn (during which the performer is asked to simultaneously produce two notes by humming while playing - a technique known in brass playing as "polyphonics").
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 BBC - h2g2 - Carl Maria von Weber - Composer
Carl Maria von Weber (Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber) was a late 18th and early 19th Century composer, born in Eutin, a town in Germany about 30 miles north of Hamburg, and about 50 miles South of Denmark on the 18 November, 1786.
Carl Maria von Weber's father (Franz Anton Weber) was the brother of Constanza's (Maria Constanze Caecilia Josepha Johanna Aloisia) father, Franz Fridolin.
Weber's father (Franz Anton) was so impressed by tales of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that he made sure that his son was given the most intensive musical education possible: Carl Maria was taught to play piano and sing at the same time that he could speak.
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 Carl Maria von Weber
Weber suffered from ill health a great deal as a child, and suffered with congenital disease of the hip-joint.
Weber's father hoped to see him develop into a child prodigy, like his cousin Mozart, whose career was then approaching its end.
was accepted by Weber as a pupil; and to his pen we owe a delightful account of the rehearsals and first performance of his master's chef-d'oeuvre.
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 CARL MARIA VON WEBER STATUE - Historical Sign
The son of a stage manager, von Weber was exposed to the theater at an early age and it exerted a huge influence later on his operatic compositions.
In 1804, von Weber was appointed conductor at Breslau (now Wroclaw), and in 1806, he became musical director for Duke Eugen of Wurttemberg, gaining a reputation as an exceptional pianist.
The portrait of von Weber was originally won in the 22nd Saengerfest held in New York on June 22, 1907.
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Carl Maria von Weber, a cousin of Mozart's wife Constanze, was trained as a musician from his childhood, the son of a versatile musician who had founded his own travelling theatre company.
Weber's two concertos and the concertino for clarinet were written for the clarinettist Heinrich Baermann.
Weber's chamber music includes a Clarinet Quintet and a Grand Duo Concertant for clarinet and piano, successors to the concertos and concertino for Baermann.
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 Carl Maria von Weber | wissen.de
Carl Maria von Webers Verdienst war es, auf den Grundlagen ihrer Errungenschaften die Musik in die Epoche der Romantik zu führen und dabei gleichzeitig eine völlig eigenständige musikalische Sprache zu entwickeln.
Richard Wagner, dessen Tannhäuser-Stoff übrigens auch schon Carl Maria von Weber zu einer Oper anregte, die er jedoch nie verwirklichte, verdankte den Erfolg u.a.
Darüber hinaus hat Carl Maria von Weber durch sein engagiertes Wirken an den verschiedensten Theater Operngeschichte geschrieben und sowohl einen Beitrag zur Geschichte der deutschen Oper geleistet als auch das Opernwesen selbst grundlegend reformiert.
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Carl Maria von Weber has rightly been called the Father of German Romanticism, but it is often overlooked that he was a contemporary of Beethoven (1770-1827) and Schubert (1797-1828).
Weber was appointed Kapellmeister in Breslau in 1804 at the amazingly early age of seventeen-and-a-half.
But even at this age he knew his own mind, as he did later in Dresden: he knew exactly how he wanted the music to be played and the orchestra to be seated - in other words, no kow-towing to dear old routine.
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 Carl Maria Von Weber - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Carl Maria Von Weber - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Weber, Carl Maria von (1786-1826), German composer, pianist, and conductor, who helped inaugurate the romantic movement in German music.
Ossietzky, Carl von (1889-1938), German journalist, pacifist, and Nobel laureate, born in Hamburg.
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 - Classical Music Dictionary - Free MP3
Carl Maria von Weber, a cousin of Mozart's wife Constanze Weber and the son of a versatile musician who had founded his own travelling theatre company, was trained as a musician from childhood.
Weber’s opera Der Freischuetz (The Marksman), first staged in Berlin in 1821, blends many of the ingredients typical of German Romanticism, simple peasant virtues mingled with the magic and latent evil of the forest where the hero's magic bullets are forged at midnight.
Weber's two concertos and the concertino for clarinet were written for the clarinettist Heinrich Baermann.
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In furtherance of this scheme, Weber was taught to sing and play the piano almost as soon as he could speak, though he was unable to walk until he was four years old.
Weber resigned his office at Prague in September 1816, and on the ?1st of December, Frederick Augustus, king of Saxony, appointed him kapellmeister at the German opera at Dresden.
He had dealt with the supernatural in Rubezahl, and in Sylvana with the pomp and circumstance of chivalry; but the shadowy impersonations in Rubezahl are scarcely less human than the heroine who invokes them; and the music of Sylvana might easily have been adapted to a story of the ??th century.
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 Carl Maria von Weber sheet music
For this Theme Weber used the aria, Warum musst ich je erblikken, from his opera, Silvana, to write a series of variations for clarinet and piano duo.
This variation was written as a piano solo while the clarinet has a rest, but this arrangement is for those who would like to play it as a clarinet and piano duo.
This variation was written as a piano solo while the instrumentalist has a rest, but this arrangement is for those who would like to play it as a violin and piano duo.
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 CLASSICAL MUSIC ARCHIVES: Biography of Carl Maria von Weber
Weber, Carl Maria (Friedrich Ernst) von (b Eutin in Oldenburg, 1786; d London, 1826).
Weber rehearsed operas exhaustively, making himself responsible for every aspect of prods., and, in his operatic theories, anticipating those of his disciple Wagner.
of Wagner's Hebt an den Sang (An Webers Grabe) for unacc.
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 Sheet Music Plus - Carl Maria von Weber: Concertino for Clarinet, Op. 26
Carl Maria von Weber: Concertino for Clarinet, Op.
Composed by Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826), edited by Arthur H. Christmann.
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Weber does not really have as clear a 'profile' or identity for the musical public as composers of similar stature, say Schumann or Chopin or Berlioz, have.
This is the familiar Weber of Freischuetz and Euryanthe, and that ought to be commendation enough.
Weber was a melodist to rival Berlioz and even Verdi himself.
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 Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826)
1803 sehen wir Weber in Wien, wo er weiteren Musikunterricht vom Abt Vogler erhält.
Von seinem Herrn zu undurchsichtigen Geldtransaktionen angestiftet, wurde Weber 1810 verhaftet und aus Württemberg ausgewiesen; noch im selben Jahr begann er mit der Komposition der einaktigen Oper Abu Hassan.
Dieses Werk, Webers Beitrag zum damals beliebten Genre der Türkenoper, hält in manchen Passagen den Vergleich mit Mozarts "Entführung aus dem Serail" aus.
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 Internet Public Library: Music History 102
The Italian operatic tradition was continued and taken to sublime heights later in the nineteenth century in the works of Giuseppe Verdi.
Weber figures prominently in history as the composer who established a German opera in his native land and successfully broke the chains of Italian traditions.
The overtures to Weber's operas are dramatic renderings through music of the stories that are about to unfold, as in the overture to his most famous opera, Der Freischütz.
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