Carl Maria von Weber in Silesia

Maria Zduniak
Original title: Carl Maria von Weber na Śląsku
Śląski Kwartalnik Historyczny Sobótka 2004
Translated by: Katarzyna Hussar

200 years have passed from Carl Maria von Weber’s arrival in Silesia, where he would assume the post of chapel master in the contemporary municipal theatre of Wrocław. This particular aspect of Weber’s professional activity has been so far devoted relatively little attention in the extensive literary materials on his life and musical output, in spite of the fact that the composer’s two-year stay in the capital of Lower Silesia—which fell to the years 1804–1806—may be easily classified as one of the most important episodes in his biography…

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