Carl Maria von Weber
Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber (18 or 19 November 1786 – 5 June 1826) was a German composer, conductor, virtuoso pianist, guitarist, and critic who was one of the first significant composers of the Romantic era. Best known for his operas, he was a crucial figure in the development of German Romantische Oper (German Romantic opera).
Throughout his youth, his father, Franz Anton, relentlessly moved the family between Hamburg, Salzburg, Freiberg, Augsburg and Vienna. Consequently he studied with many teachers—his father, Johann Peter Heuschkel, Michael Haydn, Giovanni Valesi, Johann Nepomuk Kalcher, and Georg Joseph Vogler—under whose supervision he composed four operas, none of which survive complete. He had a modest output of non-operatic music, which includes two symphonies; a viola concerto; bassoon concerti; piano pieces such as Konzertstück in F minor and Invitation to the Dance; and many pieces that featured the clarinet, usually written for the virtuoso clarinetist Heinrich Baermann. His mature operas—Silvana (1810), Abu Hassan (1811), Der Freischütz (1821), Die drei Pintos (comp. 1820–21), Euryanthe (1823), Oberon (1826)—had a major impact on subsequent German composers including Marschner, Meyerbeer, and Wagner; his compositions for piano influenced those of Mendelssohn, Chopin and Liszt. His best known work, Der Freischütz, remains among the most significant German operas.
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 183 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||425||7-in.||approximately 1900||Choers du chasseurs Freyschutz||Male vocal chorus (unidentified; Berliner Records)||Male vocal chorus||composer|
|Berliner||4807||7-in.||July 1898-Mar. 1899||Prayer and air||Jennie Hoyle [i.e., Dorothy Hoyle]||Violin solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]1426||10-in.||6/11/1902||My Jesus, as Thou wilt||Harry Macdonough||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]1426||7-in.||6/11/1902||My Jesus, as Thou wilt||Harry Macdonough||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix D-]2016||14-in.||1903||Overture||Victor Grand Concert Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-309||12-in.||8/18/1903||Invitation to the waltz||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-309||10-in.||8/18/1903||Invitation to the dance||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||A-309||7-in.||8/18/1903||Invitation to the dance||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-365||10-in.||8/28/1903||Oberon overture||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||A-365||7-in.||8/28/1903||Oberon overture||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-587||12-in.||10/19/1903||Schweig'! Schweig'! Damit dich Niemand warnt||Robert Blass||Bass vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-915[a]||10-in.||1/14/1904||Softly now the light of day||Richard Jose||Counter-tenor vocal solo, with organ||composer|
|Victor||C-2036||12-in.||12/9/1904||Jubel overture||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-2068||12-in.||12/21/1904||Der Freischütz overture||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-2836||12-in.||10/24/1905||Oberon overture||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-3146||10-in.||2/23/1906||Softly now the light of day||Richard Jose||Male vocal solo, with string quartet||composer|
|Victor||B-4131||10-in.||12/12/1906||Oberon overture||Victor Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-4131||12-in.||2/15/1907||Oberon overture||Victor Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-4791||12-in.||9/10/1907||Oberon overture||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-4819||12-in.||9/18/1907||Jubel overture||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-7001||10-in.||4/16/1909||Prayer from Freischütz||Victor Brass Quartet||Brass quartet||composer|
|Victor||B-8890||10-in.||4/25/1910||To night||Mendelssohn Glee Club||Male vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||C-9355||12-in.||8/17/1910||Durch die Walde||Mischa Ferenzo||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-10343||10-in.||5/16/1911||Der Freischütz : Overture||Kryl's Bohemian Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-10411||12-in.||5/19/1911||Thro' the forest||Daniel Beddoe ; Victor Orchestra||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Weber, Carl Maria von," accessed December 11, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102543.
Weber, Carl Maria von. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 11, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102543.
"Weber, Carl Maria von." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 11 December 2023.
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