Karel Weis

Karel Weis (13 February 1862, in Prague – 4 April 1944, in Prague) was a Czech composer.

Weis studied in Prague; amongst his teachers was Fibich. He was for some years a violinist at the Prague National Theatre, and later conducted opera in Prague and Brno. Between 1928 and 1941, he published a fifteen volume collection of folk songs.

Among his many compositions are eleven operas, (three in Czech, and eight, of which six are operettas, in German), five of which premiered at the Prague State Opera. Czech nationalists however criticised him for setting German texts.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 13th, 1862 (Prague), Died April 4th, 1944 (Prague)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-11498 10-in. 1/24/1912 U okynka jsem stával Bohumil Pták Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor B-11499 10-in. 1/24/1912 Vstávej má panenko Bohumil Pták Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor B-11500 10-in. 1/24/1912 Já, jsem mistr seminářsk Bohumil Pták Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Weis, Karel," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109878.

Weis, Karel. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109878.

"Weis, Karel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109878

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