Päer, Ferdinando, 1771-1839

Alternative names
Birth 1771-07-01
Death 1839-05-03
Italian, French, English

Biographical notes:

From the opera first performed Vienna, 18 December 1800. German version: Der lustige Schuster.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Overture to the opera Der lustige Schuster / F. Baer [sic]. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53081483

Italian composer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 4 February 1835, to M. [Edouard] Robert at the Théâtre des Italiens, 1835 Feb. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674166

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 10 July 1830, to an unidentified countess, 1830 July 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674174

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 21 June 1837, to an unidentified recipient, 1837 June 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674176

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 14 January 1816, to Gio[vanni] Ricordi in Milan, 1816 Jan. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674162

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 9 December 1822, to M. Saman, 1822 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674170

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Prague, [1804?], to Bagnoli, [1804?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674152

From the description of "Gran Scena ed Aria Sedecia con Coro. Atto 2o." : autograph manuscript. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270568165

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 10 October [1822], to M. [Jean-Gabriel] Dentu, bookseller, rue des Petits Augustin no. 5, 1822 Oct. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674158

Ferdinando Paër was born June 1 1771 in Parma, Italy. His father Giulio Pạ̈r (Ferdinando changed the spelling to Paër some time before 1810) was a trumpet and horn player in the Parma court orchestra. Paër studied music with Gaspare Ghiretti and Gian Francesco Fortunati (1746-1841). Paër is most noted as a composer of fifty-five operas. He also composed numerous sacred vocal works, including cantatas, oratorios, and masses. His instrumental output included about ten symphonies and a small number of chamber works. Paër spent the bulk of his career in Paris after moving there around 1807. Prior to that he served in various positions in Parma, Vienna, Prague, and Dresden. Paër was an influential musician in Paris, holding positions at the royal court and serving as director of the Théâtre Italien 1812-1818, 1819-1824, and 1826-1827. His most prominent student was Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Paër died in Paris May 3 1839.

From the description of Ferdinando Paër Papers, 1807-1838 . (SUNY at Buffalo). WorldCat record id: 733964161

From the opera composed 1799. First performance Vienna, 23 February 1799.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Ouverture to the opera La Camilla / Baer [sic]. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53081478


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  • Canciones con conjunto instrumental--Partituras
  • Variations (Voice with orchestra)--Scores and parts
  • Operas--Vocal scores with piano
  • Songs (Low voice) with orchestra--Scores and parts
  • Dúos vocales con violín y viola--Arreglos--Partituras
  • Opera companies--19th century
  • Óperas--Fragmentos--Partes--Manuscritos
  • Operas--Excerpts--Vocal scores with piano
  • Arias--Partes de apuntar
  • Songs (High voice) with piano
  • Oratorios (Música)--Fragmentos--Partituras y partes
  • Óperas--Fragmentos--Arreglos
  • Óperas--Fragmentos--Partituras vocales
  • Polonesas (Voz con piano)
  • Overtures (Piano), Arranged
  • Sinfonías--Reducciones para piano (4 manos)
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Arias--Partituras--Manuscritos
  • Dúos vocales con conjunto instrumental--Arreglos--Partituras
  • Songs (High voice) with orchestra--Scores
  • Arias--Partituras
  • Óperas--Fragmentos--Partes de apuntar
  • Operas--Excerpts--Scores
  • Óperas--Fragmentos--Partituras y partes
  • Vocal trios with keyboard instrument
  • Vocal duets with orchestra--Scores
  • Cantatas profanas
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  • Óperas--Partituras--Manuscritos
  • Óperas--Partituras
  • Arias
  • Musical sketches
  • Música--Manuscritos
  • Canciones con conjunto instrumental
  • Overtures--Scores and parts
  • Óperas--Fragmentos--Partituras
  • Óperas--Fragmentos--Partes
  • Opera--Scores
  • Opera--Excerpts--Scores and parts
  • Songs wtih piano
  • Piano music, arranged
  • Arias--Partes
  • Vocal trios with orchestra--Scores
  • Dúos vocales con conjunto instrumental--Partituras
  • Music--19th century
  • Dúos vocales con piano
  • Vocal duets with orchestra--Vocal scores with piano
  • Tríos vocales con orquesta
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  • Symphonies--Scores and parts
  • Operas--Excerpts


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