Composer: C.E.F. Weyse
Instrument: Flute and Piano
The present first modern edition of C. E. F. Weyse’s (1774-1842) Rondeau brings a very welcome addition to the music for flute from the Guldalder („Golden Age“) of Danish music history!
Flute and Piano
About the composer +
Weyse was born at Altona in Holstein, which was in a personal union with Denmark. He gained much interest in music in his hometown and Hamburg, where C.P.E. Bach was the municipal director of music. At age fifteen (1789), Weyse was sent to live with his uncle in Copenhagen to be educated, and lived there for the rest of his life. While in Copenhagen he studied music with Johann Abraham Peter Schulz. Schulz helped Weyse get an unpaid internship at the Reformed Church in Copenhagen. In 1794, he was appointed organist at the same church following the former organist's death. He later served in the same post at the Vor Frue Kirke after 1805. In 1819, he was appointed Court composer. He died in Copenhagen.
Painting by Emilius Ditlev Baerentzen reproduced with kind permission by Daxer & Marschall Kunsthandels-GmbH
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Foreword (English, German and Danish): András Adorján
Front cover: Emilius Ditlev Baerentzen (1799-1868) - self-portrait (c. 1825)
Picture in the booklet: Gardener, Jens Peter Petersen (1804-1848)
Front Cover Graphics and Layout: Ronni Kot Wenzell
Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
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