Gottfried Weber (1779 - 1839)
Jacob Gottfried Weber (1 March 1779 – 21 September 1839), was a prominent German writer on music (especially on music theory), composer, and jurist.
Weber was born at Freinsheim. From 1824 to 1839 he was the editor of Cäcilia, a musical periodical published in Mainz, which influenced musical thought in Germany during the early Romantic era. He died at Bad Kreuznach.
His most important work is his Versuch einer geordneten Theorie der Tonsetzkunst (Theory of Musical Composition) (Mainz, B. Schott, 1817–21), which introduces several concepts that have since become important in the study of ... (Read all)