Silvius Leopold Weiss

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Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1686-1750) brought the lute to such a high level of artistic fluency that his instrument did not survive him.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Sonata for lute in A minor ("L'infidèle") (Dresden MS No. 15; London MS No. 23), WeissSW 29 (Smith 187-192) 1719 Chamber Music
Work(s) Miscellaneous (Classical)
Tombeau sur la mort de Monsieur Comte de Logy, for lute in B flat minor (London MS), WeissSW 20* (Smith 210) 1706 Chamber Music Miscellaneous (Classical)
Sonata for lute in D major (London MS No. 13), WeissSW 18 (Smith 104-109) Chamber Music
Fantasia for lute No. 1 in C minor (London MS), WeissSW 9* (Smith 83) Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in D minor (Dresden MS No. 5), WeissSW 34 (Smith 233-240) Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in D major (London MS No. 2), WeissSW 2 (Smith 11-18, 576) Chamber Music
Tombeau sur la mort de Momsieur Cajetan Baron D'Hartig, for lute in E flat minor (London MS), WeissSW 11* (Smith 110) Chamber Music
Fantasia for lute in E minor Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in A minor (Dresden MS No. 16), WeissSW 43 (Smith 292-298) Chamber Music
Suite for lute in A major ("L'esprit Italien"), WeissSW 66 (Smith 396-404) Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in A major (Dresden MS No. 17; London MS No. 8), WeissSW 12 (Smith 61-67, 299, 574, 421) Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in F major (Dresden MS No. 2; London MS No. 26), WeissSW 32 (Smith 219-224, 232) Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in G minor (Dresden MS No. 29; London MS No. 19), WeissSW 25 (Smith 159-164, 350) Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in C minor (Dresden MS No. 33), WeissSW 52 (Smith 357-362) Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in D minor (Dresden MS No. 6; London MS No. 7), WeissSW 11 (Smith 55-60, 241) Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in F sharp minor (Dresden MS No. 23), WeissSW 48 (Smith 326-332) Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in B flat major (Dresden MS No. 24), WeissSW 4 (Smith 26-30, 334, 336, 335) 17?? Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in F minor (Dresden MS No. 28; London MS No. 15), WeissSW 21 (Smith 128-133) Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in B flat major (Dresden MS No. 25), WeissSW 49 (Smith 327-332) Chamber Music
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