Non paventar mia vita : autograph manuscript, 1815 July.

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Cary 2
Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826.
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German composer.
Non paventar mia vita : autograph manuscript, 1815 July.
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Non paventar mia vita
1815 July.

"Scena ed Aria dell opera Ines de Castro. Composta per uso della Signora Harlas da Carlo Maria di Weber. Monaco 17-22: Julio 1815."


Concert aria for soprano and orchestra.
Author of text anonymous or unidentified.
Full score.
An interpolation in the opera of Francesco Bianchi (1752-1810), first performed in London in 1791. Weber had composed another scena ed aria for the same opera in 1812 (Jähns 142). The subject of the opera was drawn from the Ines de Castro episode in the third canto of Camoëns' Os lusiadas.
First performed: Weber's concert in Munich, Aug. 2, 1815.
Composed for Helena Harlas, prima donna of the Royal Bavarian Opera in Munich (1785-1818).


Caroline von Weber (ca. 1836 still in her possession); Elise Jungh in Riga (before 1871); Dr. Otto Devrient, in Jena (1892); Henrici, Berlin, 1927, Kat. 120, Nr. 662; Thomas Madigan, New York, 1929, Kat. 55, Nr. 55-158; Mary Sefton Thomas Lux; Parke-Berne

Associated names: 

Camões, Luís de, 1524?-1580.
Bianchi, F. (Francesco), ca. 1752-1810. Ines de Castro.
Harlas, Helena, 1785-1818, dedicatee.
Brandt, Caroline, 1794-1852, former owner.
Jungh, Elise, former owner.
Devrient, Otto, 1838-1894, former owner.
Henrici, Karl Ernst, former owner.
Madigan, Thomas F., 1891-1936, former owner.
Lux, Mary Sefton Thomas, former owner.
Cary, Mary Flagler, former owner.