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WEBER, Carl Maria von
b Eutin, near Lubeck, 18 November 1786
d London, 5 June 1826, aged thirty-nine

His father was a Kapellmeister, and his mother a singer. His childhood was spent touring with his parents, to the detriment of his education; but he could sing and play piano by the age of four. He studied with Michael Haydn in Sahburg for a time, and soon after the age of eleven he began a career as a concert pianist, in spite of a congenital disease of the hip. From 1801 to 1816 he held such posts as Kapellmeister at Breslau, a music secretaryship in Stuttgart and directorship of the Prague Opera, while making concert tours and composing orchestral works. In 1817 he took up the directorship of the Dresden Court Opera and he held this position for the rest of his short life. He died of consumption.

1800 (14)

Das Waldmadchen, opera

1801 (15)

Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn, opera

1806-7 (20-1)

Symphony No 1 in C major

1807 (21)

Symphony No 2 in C major

1810 (24)

Piano Concerto No 1 in C major

1811 (25)

Abu Hassan, opera

Bassoon Concerto

Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor

Clarinet Concerto No 2 in Eb major

Concertino for clarinet in C minor and Eb major

1812 (26)

Piano Concerto No 2 in Eb major

Piano Sonata No 1 in C major

1815 (29)

Concertino for horn and orchestra in E minor

Quintet for clarinet and string quartet in Eb major

1816 (30)

Piano Sonata No 2 in Ab major

Piano Sonata No 3 in D minor

1819 (33)

Invitation to the Dance, for piano (orchestrated by Berlioz, 1841)

1821 (35)

fp Der Freischutz, opera

Konzertstücke, for piano and orchestra, in E minor

1822 (36)

Piano Sonata No 4 in E minor

1823 (37)

fp Euryanthe, opera

1826 (39)

fp Oberon, opera

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