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Find A Grave - Old Church of St. Mary Moorfields (Defunct)
Weber, Carl Maria von b. November 17, 1786 d. June 5, 1826 Composer. He wrote the first important German Romantic opera, "Der Freischutz" ("The Free-Shooter", 1821). The plot, taken from an old folk tale, concerns a hunter who makes a pact with the devil for magic bullets that never miss their targets. Thoroughly German in sound and setting, it challenged the Italian style (epitomized by Rossini) that dominated European opera at the time. "Der Freischutz" was also one of the earliest music dramas to employ leitmotivs (recurring musical themes), a...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Old Church of St. Mary Moorfields (Defunct), London, City of London, Greater London, England Plot: * Original burial site