Sylvius Leopold Weiss

Born 12 October 1687. Died 16 October 1750
Sylvius Leopold Weiss
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1687-10-12
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Sylvius Leopold Weiss

Sylvius Leopold Weiss Biography (Wikipedia)

Sylvius Leopold Weiss (12 October 1687 – 16 October 1750) was a German composer and lutenist.

Born in Grottkau near Breslau, the son of Johann Jacob Weiss, also a lutenist, he served at courts in Breslau, Rome, and Dresden, where he died. Until recently[when?], he was thought to have been born in 1686, but recent[when?] evidence suggests that he was in fact born the following year.[citation needed]

Weiss was one of the most important and most prolific composers of lute music in history and one of the best-known and most technically accomplished lutenists of his day. He was a teacher to Philip Hyacinth, 4th Prince Lobkowicz, and the prince's second wife Anna Wilhelmina Althan.

In later life, Weiss became a friend of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach and met J.S. Bach through him. Bach and Weiss were said to have competed in improvisation, as the following account by Johann Friedrich Reichardt describes:

"Anyone who knows how difficult it is to play harmonic modulations and good counterpoint on the lute will be surprised and full of disbelief to hear from eyewitnesses that Weiss, the great lutenist, challenged J.S. Bach, the great harpsichordist and organist, at playing fantasies and fugues."

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Prelude, Toccata and Allegro in G major
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Prelude, Toccata and Allegro in G major
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Sonata in A minor Lbl.29 "L'infidele"
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Sonata in A minor Lbl.29 "L'infidele"
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Fantasie in C minor
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Fantasie in C minor
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Passacgalia in D major (WeissSW 18/6)
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Passacgalia in D major (WeissSW 18/6)
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Ciacona
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Ciacona
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Sonata in D Major (Passacaille)
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Sonata in D Major (Passacaille)
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Lute Sonata No. 39 in C major, 'Partita Grande'
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Lute Sonata No. 39 in C major, 'Partita Grande'
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Passacaglia in D Major
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Passacaglia in D Major
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Gigue (Sonata No 5 in C minor)
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Gigue (Sonata No 5 in C minor)
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Prelude
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Prelude
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Fantasia, sarabande and minuet
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Fantasia, sarabande and minuet
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Courante (Lute Suite No 14 in F major)
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Courante (Lute Suite No 14 in F major)
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Lute Suite in A Major (Allemande)
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Lute Suite in A Major (Allemande)
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Lute Suite in A Major (Prelude)
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Lute Suite in A Major (Prelude)
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Sonata C-moll Dresden (SW 7)
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Sonata C-moll Dresden (SW 7)
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Saraband (Suite in A)
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Saraband (Suite in A)
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Ciaccona for solo lute
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Ciaccona for solo lute
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Suite No.17 in F minor
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Suite No.17 in F minor
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Prelude-Fantasia in D major
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Prelude-Fantasia in D major
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Suite in D minor
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Suite in D minor
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