Weiss, Silvius Leopold

Period: Baroque

Born: 1686 in Breslau (now Wroclaw), Poland

Died: Friday, October 16, 1750 in Dresden, Germany

Nation of Origin: Poland/Germany

Major Works:
Lute Music (approximately 600 compositions)

Other Information:
Weiss is often regarded as the greatest lutenist of the late Baroque. He was the most prolific composer of lute music in history.

General Bibliography:
Bukofzer, Manfred F., Music in the Baroque Era, from Monteverdi to Bach, W.W. Norton & Company, November 1947, ISBN: 0393097455

Palisca, Claude V. Baroque Music, Prentice Hall, December 1990, ISBN: 0130584967

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109


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