A fine, large, bust-length etching by Wilhelm Woernle (1849-1916). Carl Maria von WEBER.

A fine, large, bust-length etching by Wilhelm Woernle (1849-1916)

480 x 326 mm. + wide margins. Signed in pencil by the artist ("W. Woernle") at lower right. With the remarque of a lyre and sword. A fine impression on chine-appliqué.

Remnants of hinges to upper corners of verso.

A composer, conductor, pianist, and critic, "[Weber's] contributions to song, choral music, and piano music were highly esteemed by his contemporaries, his opera overtures influenced the development of the concert overture and symphonic poem, and his explorations of novel timbres and orchestrations enriched the palette of musical sonorities. With the overwhelming success of his opera Der Freischütz in 1821 he became the leading exponent of German opera in the 1820s and an international celebrity. A seminal figure of the 19th century, he influenced composers as diverse as Marschner, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Meyerbeer, Berlioz, and Liszt." Paul Corneilson et al in Grove Music Online.

Woernle, born in Stuttgart, worked and died in Vienna.

Item #27554

Price: $900.00  other currencies

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