Klarinet Archive - Posting 000005.txt from 1997/09
From: Roger Shilcock <roger.shilcock@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: Weber, Carl Maria Von or Weber, Carl Maria von
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 04:38:08 -0400
I believe his family came from Flanders - part of the Austrian Netherlands
for most of the 18th century (just thought I'd throw that in...).
On Tue, 26 Aug 1997, Craig E. G. Countryman wrote:
> Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 21:25:28 -0400
> From: "Craig E. G. Countryman" <cegc@-----.net>
> To: klarinet@-----.us
> Subject: Re: Weber, Carl Maria Von or Weber, Carl Maria von
> "Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827), German composer, generally
> considered one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition. Born
> in Bonn, Beethoven was reared in stimulating, although unhappy,
> surroundings..." -Microsoft Encarta 1996
> I stand corrected it is van and not von, however I am wondering how you
> know it comes from a Dutch Origin. I assumed (perhaps wrongly) that
> because he was German, his name came from the same land.
> Craig Countryman
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