Carl Maria von Weber
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1786-11-19
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Carl Maria von Weber

Carl Maria von Weber Biography (Wikipedia)

Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber (18 or 19 November 1786 – 5 June 1826) was a German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic, one of the first significant composers of the Romantic school.

Weber's operas Der Freischütz, Euryanthe and Oberon greatly influenced the development of the Romantische Oper (Romantic opera) in Germany. Der Freischütz came to be regarded as the first German "nationalist" opera, Euryanthe developed the Leitmotif technique to an unprecedented degree, while Oberon may have influenced Mendelssohn's music for A Midsummer Night's Dream and, at the same time, revealed Weber's lifelong interest in the music of non-Western cultures. This interest was first manifested in Weber's incidental music for Schiller's translation of Gozzi's Turandot, for which he used a Chinese melody, making him the first Western composer to use an Asian tune that was not of the pseudo-Turkish kind popularized by Mozart and others.

A brilliant pianist himself, Weber composed four sonatas, two concertos and the Konzertstück in F minor (concert piece), which influenced composers such as Chopin, Liszt and Mendelssohn. The Konzertstück provided a new model for the one-movement concerto in several contrasting sections (such as Liszt's, who often played the work), and was acknowledged by Stravinsky as the model for his Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra. Weber's shorter piano pieces, such as the Invitation to the Dance, were later orchestrated by Berlioz, while his Polacca Brillante was later set for piano and orchestra by Liszt.

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Sonatina, Romance and Menuet - from Six petites pieces faciles
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Sonatina, Romance and Menuet - from Six petites pieces faciles
Carl Maria von Weber
Concerto for clarinet and orchestra no.2 (Op.74) in E flat major
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Concerto for clarinet and orchestra no.2 (Op.74) in E flat major
Carl Maria von Weber
Variations on a theme from Silvana, Op 33
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Variations on a theme from Silvana, Op 33
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Missa sancta no.1 (J.224) in E flat major 'Freischutzmesse'
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Missa sancta no.1 (J.224) in E flat major 'Freischutzmesse'
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Ruler of the Spirits
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Ruler of the Spirits
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Der Freischütz (Overture)
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Der Freischütz (Overture)
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Der Freischütz Selection for Wind (Schau der Herr mich an als König)
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Der Freischütz Selection for Wind (Schau der Herr mich an als König)
Carl Maria von Weber
Adagio and rondo (J.115) (arr. Piatigorsky )
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Adagio and rondo (J.115) (arr. Piatigorsky )
Carl Maria von Weber
Grand duo concertant Op.48
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Grand duo concertant Op.48
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Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op.26
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Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op.26
Carl Maria von Weber
Der Beherrscher der Geister [The Ruler of the Spirits] Overture
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Der Beherrscher der Geister [The Ruler of the Spirits] Overture
Carl Maria von Weber
Trio in G minor J.259, Op.63 for flute, cello and piano (3rd and 4th movements)
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Trio in G minor J.259, Op.63 for flute, cello and piano (3rd and 4th movements)
Carl Maria von Weber
Divertimento assai facile for guitar and fortepiano (J.207)
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Divertimento assai facile for guitar and fortepiano (J.207)
Carl Maria von Weber
Variationen uber ein Zigeunerlied for piano (J.219) (Op.55) (1817)
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Variationen uber ein Zigeunerlied for piano (J.219) (Op.55) (1817)
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Invitation to the Dance, Op 65
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Invitation to the Dance, Op 65
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Missa sancta no.2 (J.251) (Op.76) in G major 'Jubelmesse'
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Missa sancta no.2 (J.251) (Op.76) in G major 'Jubelmesse'
Carl Maria von Weber
Clarinet Concerto No.2 in E flat, Op.74
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Clarinet Concerto No.2 in E flat, Op.74
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Peter Schmoll : Overture
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Peter Schmoll : Overture
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Clarinet Quintett in B Flat Major
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Clarinet Quintett in B Flat Major
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