Carl Maria von Weber

Born 19 November 1786. Died 5 June 1826
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, and was 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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Carl Maria von Weber
8 Pieces for piano four hands, Op.60: VII. March
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8 Pieces for piano four hands, Op.60: VII. March
Carl Maria von Weber
Piano Sonata No.2, Op.39 (4th mvt)
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Piano Sonata No.2, Op.39 (4th mvt)
Carl Maria von Weber
2 Arias: 'Wie nahte mir der Schlummer' and 'Leise, Leise, fromme Weise'
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2 Arias: 'Wie nahte mir der Schlummer' and 'Leise, Leise, fromme Weise'
Carl Maria von Weber
Symphony no 1 in C major, Op 19
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Symphony no 1 in C major, Op 19
Carl Maria von Weber
Overture to Der Freischütz
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Overture to Der Freischütz
Carl Maria von Weber
Invitation to the Dance
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Invitation to the Dance
Carl Maria von Weber
Wie nahte mir der Schlummer...Leise, leise - from Act II of Der Freischutz
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Wie nahte mir der Schlummer...Leise, leise - from Act II of Der Freischutz
Carl Maria von Weber
Introduction, Theme and Variations for clarinet and string quartet
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Introduction, Theme and Variations for clarinet and string quartet
Carl Maria von Weber
Quintet in B flat major Op.34 for clarinet and strings (J.182)
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Quintet in B flat major Op.34 for clarinet and strings (J.182)
Carl Maria von Weber
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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Oberon Overture
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Oberon Overture
Carl Maria von Weber
Oberon (Overture)
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Oberon (Overture)
Carl Maria von Weber
Concerto no. 1 in F minor Op.73 for clarinet and orchestra
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Concerto no. 1 in F minor Op.73 for clarinet and orchestra
Carl Maria von Weber
Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor, Op 73 (3rd mvt)
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Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor, Op 73 (3rd mvt)

Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor, Op 73 (3rd mvt)

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German Symphony Orchestra Berlin
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Carl Maria von Weber
L'invitation à la valse
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L'invitation à la valse
Carl Maria von Weber
Missa Sancta No. 2: Gloria
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Missa Sancta No. 2: Gloria
Carl Maria von Weber
Konzertstuck in F minor, Op 79
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Konzertstuck in F minor, Op 79
Carl Maria von Weber
Sonata No.2 in A flat major, Op.39: III. Menuetto capriccioso
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Sonata No.2 in A flat major, Op.39: III. Menuetto capriccioso
Carl Maria von Weber
Abu Hassan (Overture)
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Abu Hassan (Overture)
Carl Maria von Weber
Perpetuum mobile (from Sonata No.1 in C, J138)
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Perpetuum mobile (from Sonata No.1 in C, J138)
Carl Maria von Weber
Oberon (Overture)
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Oberon (Overture)

Oberon (Overture)

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London Classical Players
Carl Maria von Weber
Concertino for oboe and wind ensemble in C major (arr. for trumpet)
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Concertino for oboe and wind ensemble in C major (arr. for trumpet)
Carl Maria von Weber
Abu Hassan (Overture)
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Abu Hassan (Overture)

Abu Hassan (Overture)

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Philharmonia
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Carl Maria von Weber
Der Freischütz (Overture)
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Der Freischütz (Overture)

Der Freischütz (Overture)

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German Symphony Orchestra Berlin
Carl Maria von Weber
Variationen über ein Zigeunerlied for piano (J219), Op 55 (1817)
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Variationen über ein Zigeunerlied for piano (J219), Op 55 (1817)
Carl Maria von Weber
Concertino in E flat major, Op 26
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Concertino in E flat major, Op 26
Carl Maria von Weber
Sonatina, Romance and Menuet from Six petites pieces faciles Op 3
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Sonatina, Romance and Menuet from Six petites pieces faciles Op 3
Carl Maria von Weber
Invitation To The Dance
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Invitation To The Dance
Carl Maria von Weber
Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor, Op 73 (3rd mvt)
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Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor, Op 73 (3rd mvt)
Carl Maria von Weber
Der Freischütz (Wie? Was? Entsetzen!)
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Der Freischütz (Wie? Was? Entsetzen!)
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Quintet in B flat major, Op.34
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Quintet in B flat major, Op.34
Carl Maria von Weber
Invitation to the Dance
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Invitation to the Dance
Carl Maria von Weber
Clarinet Quintet in B flat major, Op 34
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Clarinet Quintet in B flat major, Op 34
Carl Maria von Weber
Euryanthe (Overture)
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Euryanthe (Overture)
Carl Maria von Weber
Overture, Euryanthe
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Overture, Euryanthe
Carl Maria von Weber
Oberon (Overture)
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Oberon (Overture)
Carl Maria von Weber
Grand Duo concertant, Op 48 (3rd mvt)
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Grand Duo concertant, Op 48 (3rd mvt)
Carl Maria von Weber
Aufforderung zum Tanz [Invitation to the Dance]
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Aufforderung zum Tanz [Invitation to the Dance]
Carl Maria von Weber
Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen (Der Freischütz)
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Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen (Der Freischütz)
Carl Maria von Weber
Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor Op 73
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Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor Op 73
Carl Maria von Weber
Overture from 'Der Freischutz'
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Overture from 'Der Freischutz'
Carl Maria von Weber
Clarinet Quintet in Bb Major: Rondo
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Clarinet Quintet in Bb Major: Rondo
Carl Maria von Weber
Aufforderung zum Tanz [Invitation to the dance]: rondo brillant for piano Op.65
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Aufforderung zum Tanz [Invitation to the dance]: rondo brillant for piano Op.65
Carl Maria von Weber
Jubel-Overture, Op 59
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Jubel-Overture, Op 59
Carl Maria von Weber
Der Freischütz (Overture)
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Der Freischütz (Overture)
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