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  Carl Maria von Weber
Country : Germany
Date of Born: : November 18, 1786
City: : Eutin near Lubeck
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Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber (born November 18 or November 19, 1786, in Eutin near Lubeck, Germany; died June 5, 1826, of tuberculosis, in London, England) was a German composer. Weber's work, especially his operas, greatly influenced the development of the Romantic opera in German music. He was also an innovatory composer for the clarinet, for which he wrote many works. His body of Catholic religious music was highly popular in 19th century Germany. Weber also wrote music journalism and was interested in folksong, and learnt lithography to engrave his own works. His operas anticipate the early work of Richard Wagner. His Opera "Der Freishutz is very much part of the ststandard repetoire in Germany, and was Wagner's favorite Opera not composed by himself.  His Opera "Öberon" also contains pre Wagnerian type elements.   His death in London came as he was preparing it for production.  He is closely associated with Dresden - Wagner's city of origin.

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Beethoven - von Weber
Carl Maria von Weber , Eileen Farrell, Ludwig van Beethoven
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Category:  Opera
Extract from album : Samples of very romantic pieces of German composers
Beethoven wrote just one Opera - "Fidelio" (in German). Just about his only other important ...

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