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Carl Maria von Weber

Carl Maria von Weber, 6 Lieder und Gesänge, op. 66

Memorial Library of Music, MLM 1141

Guest blogger: David Wilson

Carl Maria von Weber is remembered today primarily for his opera Der Freischütz, almost to the exclusion of all else. Yet Weber was, in fact, a prolific, and widely respected composer—even Chopin, a notoriously cantankerous critic of other composers, admired Weber’s work. His compositional output includes several symphonies, chamber music, piano music, and dozens of art songs. While a few of the examples of this latter category are still performed today, many of Weber’s songs are almost completely unknown to contemporary audiences.

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The following titles have been added to the Music Library Reference Room.  In no particular order:


Music for silent film : a guide to North American resources / by Kendra Preston Leonard.

Glory to God: a Companion / Carl P. Daw, Jr.

Antiphonary leaf, ca. 1400 [detail]. Stanford University Libraries, M0150