Weckerlin, Jean-Baptiste

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Weckerlin, Jean-Baptiste Gender: M
born on 9 November 1821 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Gebweiler, France, 47n55, 7e12
Timezone LMT m7e12 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 17°02' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 17°00 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 17°30'

Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin


Alsatian French composer and music publisher.

In 1844 he began his musical career, studying singing with Ponchard and composition with Fromental Halévy at the Paris Conservatory. In 1847, he brought out his heroic symphony Roland. In 1853, Weckerlin was most successful in the production of a one-act comic opera, L'organiste dans l'embarras. In 1869, he was appointed assistant librarian to the Conservatory.

In 1863, he produced his comic opera Die dreifach Hochzeit im Bäsethal, and in 1879 Der verhäxt Herbst. These were both in Alsatian dialect. In 1877, he brought out the one-act opera Après Fontenoy. In 1876, he became Félicien David's successor as librarian at the Conservatory and published in 1885 a biographical catalogue. Later he became librarian of the Société des Compositeurs. He gained great renown as a composer of choral works. He married the daughter of the prima donna of Rossini's late Paris operas MadameLaure Cinti-Damoreau.

Weckerlin is best remembered for his piano arrangements of traditional French songs, notably the bergerette, a particular kind of pastoral air, originally for voice accompanied by harpsichord, harp or guitar. His major work,Bergerettes, romances et chansons du XVIII siécle, was published in 1860.

He died 20 May 1910.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Taeger quotes Lescaut, original source unknown


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor