Carl Maria Von Weber (1786 - 1826)

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Bad luck seemed to dog Carl Maria von Weber's professional life; there was always a rival faction, a temperamental diva or political intrigue to complicate matters.

Donald Macleod finds Weber working for the aristocratic and eccentric Württemberg family, with whom Weber's own sense of mischief landed him in hot water.

Ruler of the Sprits Overture

The Hanover Band

Roy Goodman (director)

Symphony No 1

Philharmonia Orchestra

Claus Peter Flor (conductor)

Seven Variations on Vien quà, Dorina bella

Alexander Paley (piano).