Eberwein, Carl

BORN 10 Nov 1786, Weimar, Thüringen - DIED 2 Mar 1868, Weimar, Thüringen
BIRTH NAME Eberwein, Franz Carl Adelbert
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Historischer Friedhof, Poseckscher Garten (Eastern wall)

Carl Eberwein was the son of the local musician Alexander Bartholomäus Eberwein (1751-1811) from Weimar. When he was seventeen years old he joined the Grand Ducal Court Orchestra as a flautist and he remained a member of this orchestra until 1849. After Johann Wolfgang von Goethe saw his talent, he enabled him to study with Carl Zelter in Berlin. In 1812 Eberwein married Henriette Hässler, a successful opera singer.

He was a good friend of Goethe. He first conducted at Goethe's home when he was 21 years old and for 25 years he directed home concerts at Goethe's house. He also wrote music to several of Goethe's works.

• Wife: Eberwein, Henriette (1812-)

Related persons
• worked for Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

20/10/1852Premiere of Goethe's "Faust II" at the Hoftheater in Weimar. Until then it was considered unplayable. The first of three parts was staged by Johann Peter Eckermann and performed once on the occasion of the 50th service anniversary of Carl Eberwein. The other parts were first performed in 1856 after Eckermann's death. [Eckermann, Johann Peter][Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von]


The grave of Carl Eberwein and Henriette Hassler-Eberwein at the Friedhof vor dem Frauenturm, Weimar.
Picture by Androom (05 Feb 2005)


• Dressler, Roland & Jochen Klauss, Weimarer Friedhöfe, Böhlau Verlag, Weimar, 1996
Franz Carl Adelbert Eberwein
Carl Eberwein - Wikipedia
Faust. Der Tragödie zweiter Teil – Wikipedia

Eberwein, Henriette

Published: 16 Jul 2017
Last update: 20 Feb 2024