Wolf, Ernest Wilhelm



Born at Grossheringen, near Gotha. He was an organist, dramatic composer and writer on music. In 1761 he became conductor and in 1768 Court chapelmaster at Weimar, where he died. He composed twenty dramatic works for Weimar besides several Passion oratorios, Easter cantatas, and other sacred compositions. Of other works he composed fifteen symphonies, seventeen partitas for eight to ten instruments, seventeen quartets for strings, eighteeen piano concertos, piano quintets, quartets, trios, violin sonatas, piano sonatas, among which are many still in manuscript. He wrote Kleine musikalische Reise and Musikalischer Unterricht.