Otto Nicolai

Piano, Fortepiano and Harpsichord Music
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Re: Otto Nicolai

Post by ilu » Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:17 pm

NICOLAI, Carl Otto b Konigsberg, 9 June 1810 d Konigsberg, 11 May 1849, aged thirty-eight
He first learned piano with his father, but ran away from horn e at the age of sixteen to study in Berlin. In 1833 he was appointed organist in the chapel of the Prussian Embassy in Rome, and in 1837 was Kapellmeister and singing master in Vienna. From 1841 to 1847 he was Kapellmeister of the court opera in Vienna, and he founded the Philharmonic concerts there in 1842. In 1847 he was appointed director of the Berlin opera. He died of apoplexy.

1831 (21)Symphony
1832 (22)Mass
1835 (25)Symphony Funeral March (for the death of Bellini)
1838 (28) Von Himmel Hoch, overture
1839 (29)Henry II, opera
1840 (30)Il Templario, opera and Gildippe ed Odoardo, opera
1841 (31)Il Proscritto, opera
1844 (34)Ein Feste Burg, overture with chorus
1849 (39)fp The Merry Wives of Windsor/ opera

Quo melius Illac

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