Julius Weismann

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Julius Weismann (1879–1950) was a German pianist, conductor, and composer[1] of classical music.

Weismann was born in Freiburg im Breisgau on 26 December 1879, and died 22 December, 1950 in Singen am Hohentweil, Lake Constance.[1]

Weismann studied with Josef Rheinberger and Ludwig Thuille. As a composer he left over 150 opus numbers and numerous works without opus number. His works include 6 operas, 3 symphonies, three piano concertos, 4 violin concertos, 11 string quartets (two of these recently recorded in string orchestra arrangement on a cpo recording[2]), piano music, chamber works (including a violin sonata[3]) and about 200 lieder.[4]

Weismann's 6 operas were [5] Schwanenweiß (1920, premiered 1923) and Ein Traumspiel (1924, premiered 1925) both to libretti after August Strindberg; Leonce und Lena (1924, premiered 1925) after a text by Georg Büchner; Regina del Lago (1926, premiered 1928), Erica Stuber after a text by Walter Calé; Die Gespenstersonate (The Ghost Sonata) - Strindberg again (1930); and Die pfiffige Magd after Ludvig Holberg (1938, premiered 1939).

Weismann was also a teacher, whose students included Hans Heinsheimer.[6]


  1. ^ a b See LCCN.
  2. ^ description of two Weismann string quartets CD from Records International
  3. ^ see IMSLP.
  4. ^ this partial list of works from Dutch Wikipedia.
  5. ^ "Operone" (in German). Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  6. ^ Correspondence, 1925-1935 (Adorno), p. 11, at Google Books. Note 6.

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