Müller August Eberhard (born December 13, 1767, Northeim, Germany – died December 3, 1817, Weimar, Germany) was a German composer, organist, flautist and conductor. He composed concertos, keyboard and chamber music and various vocal works. His early output is Mozartian; his later piano music is more virtuoso in style.
August Eberhard Müller was born in Northeim, Germany in 1767. His father was an organist at RinteIn, he was his first instructor and he gave his son music lessons.
Education and career
At the age of eight, Müller made his first public performance. In 1786, he began to study law in Göttingen. Müller studied under Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach at Bückeburg, where Müller served as organist at the Ulrichskirche until 1788. He then made concert tours and worked in a few cities like Magdeburg, Berlin and Leipzig where in 1794 he joined the Gewandhaus orchestra as first flautist.
In 1800, he was made the assistant to Johann Adam Hiller, who he succeeded as Thomaskantor on his death in 1804. In 1810 he became Kapellmeister of the ducal court in Weimar.
Müller August Eberhard died on December 3, 1817 in Weimar.
Piano: Two concertos: a trio for piano and strings, op. 17; two sonatas for violin and piano; many sonatas for piano solo, besides variations. etc.
Organ: Suites, a sonata and Choral, variations.
Flute: Eleven concertos; a fantasia with orchestra and twenty-three duets for two flutes.
Vocal: Three cantatas for four voices and orchestra; two posthumous operettas (Singspiele); songs with piano accompaniment.
Instruction: Method for the piano, and instruction-book for flute.
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