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The descriptive note comes from item 173 in :


 1990

Henderson, Alice H.
Henderson, Donald Gene
Carl Maria von Weber : a guide to research
New York: Garland, 1990, 385 p.

This is what Donald Gene Henderson had to say:

Begins with life in Eutin at the time of Weber's birth. The residence of Prince Bishop Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Eutin had a population of 2000 (20,000 today). Yet important figures lived there--the poet and Homeric translator Voss and the painter Tischbein--and many prominent guests came to court--Humboldt, Klopstock, Claudius, Lavater. Eutin came to be known as the Weimar of the North. The Webers left Eutin in 1787, but Carl Maria returned on two occasions--in 1802 with his father and in 1820 while on a concert tour. Both visits are described in detail. The subsequent history of Weber's legacy in Eutin is traced through memorial plaques, a bust, a monument, a museum, a summer festival (which began in 1936 and continues today), Weber symposiums, and the establishment of a Weber prize in 1986.

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