Wilhelm Bernhard Molique, classical music composer

Wilhelm Bernhard Molique


Wilhelm Molique (Wilhelm Bernhard Molique; 7 October 1802  – 10 May 1869) was a German violinist and composer.

He was born in Nuremberg and learned to play the violin at the University of Munich under Pietro Rovelli. In 1826 he became music-director at Stuttgart.

As a composer Molique was unapologetically self-taught. His music displays the influence of Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn and, especially, Louis Spohr. The then radical developments represented by Berlioz (who publicly praised his violin playing) and the New German school (Neudeutschen Schule) left Molique untouched, however.

His Cello Concerto was successfully played in Baden-Baden, by Léon Jacquard, conducted by Hector Berlioz, on August 27, 1860. He also wrote some charming songs. He died in Cannstatt in 1869. One of his pupils was the violinist Henry Blagrove.

Composer Title Date Action
Wilhelm Bernhard Molique Concertino in G Minor for Oboe and Orchestra 03/23/2009 Play Add to playlist