Eberwein, Traugott (Maximilian)
- Gaynor G. Jones
(b Weimar, Oct 27, 1775; d Rudolstadt, Dec 2, 1831). German violinist and composer, elder brother of Carl Eberwein. He was the eldest of three sons of Alexander Bartholomäus Eberwein (1751–1811), the Weimar ducal court and town musician whose brother Christian was violinist at Frankfurt before becoming violinist (1794) and musical director (1811) of the Rudolstadt court orchestra. After taking violin lessons from his father, Traugott studied theory with F.L.A. Kunzen in Frankfurt and the violin with Ernst Schick in Mainz. He had some further instruction from J.C. Kittel (counterpoint) in Erfurt and, stopping at Naples on a concert tour through Germany, France and Italy (1803), with Fedele Fenaroli. After a visit to Hamburg (1796), he was engaged as court musician to Prince Ludwig Friedrich von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt in the following year, later becoming chamber musician (1810) and Kapellmeister (...