Wilhelm Neuland was a German musician, born in 1806. In his youth he worked as an oboist, clarinetist and cellist in the music corps of the army, but had to give up due to health issues. He then settled down temporarily as a music teacher in Bonn. In 1828 he received an appointment as music director of the "Société philharmonique" in Calais. Between 1830 and 1835 he also worked as a choir director and vocal, piano and composition teacher in London . During this time, he commuted every six months, alternating between London and Calais. Numerous letters and documents provide information about his work and thinking. His reputation as a composer allowed the publication of his works in prestigious publishing houses such as Simrock in Bonn, Richault in Paris and Chappel in London. In light of the political situation during the Franco-German War and the stresses due to the German unification in 1871 Neuland moved back over to Bonn, where he served as choir director until his death in 1889. Neuland work as a guitarist has not been taken note: in 1830's London there was an important guitar scene, and, though restricted to his period there, Neuland's guitar works constitute an important group of pieces within his oeuvre.
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