Otto Nicolai

Otto Nicolai Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    9th June 1810
  • Died
    11th May 1849
  • Birthplace
    Königsberg, Prussia

Otto Nicolai was a German composer, conductor, and founder of the Vienna Philharmonic. Nicolai is best known for his operatic version of Shakespeare's comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor). In addition to five operas, Nicolai composed lieder, works for orchestra, chorus, ensemble, and solo instruments. Nicolai, a child prodigy, was born in Königsberg, Prussia. While still a youth he ran away from his home and parents and secured himself as a student of Carl Friedrich Zelter in Berlin. After initial successes in Germany, including his first Symphony (1831) and public concerts, he became musician to the Prussian Embassy in Rome.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Duet, Op. 2 Duet Voice(s) and Piano
Il templario Opera / Operetta Choir and Orchestra
The Merry Wives of Windsor Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Kirchliche Fest-Ouvertüre, Op. 31 Overture Orchestra
Rondo capriccioso Rondo Piano
Lieder in dokumentarischen Aufnamen Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano