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date: 27 February 2020

Weiss familylocked

  • Edward R. Reilly,
  • Douglas Alton Smith
  •  and Tim Crawford


German family of lutenists.

(bc1662; d Mannheim, Jan 30, 1754). He was in Breslau from at least 1686, and about 1708 became a court lutenist in the Palatine chapel in Düsseldorf. When the court moved to Heidelberg (1718) and later Mannheim (1720), Weiss moved with it. He was still at Mannheim at the time of his death, but was not active in the chapel for the last two decades. No compositions by him are known to survive.

(b Breslau [now Wrocław], ?Oct 12, 1686; d Dresden, Oct 16, 1750). A son of (1) Johann Jacob Weiss, he was trained by his father and in his seventh year he performed for Emperor Leopold I. By 1706 he was in the service of Count Carl Philipp of the Palatinate, who was then resident in Breslau. His earliest datable sonata, no.7 (...

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