Christoph(er) Ernst Friedrich Weyse (5 March 1774 – 8 October 1842) was a Danish composer during the Danish Golden Age.

Weyse was born at Altona in Holstein, which was in a personal union with Denmark. He gained much interest in music in his hometown and Hamburg, where C.P.E. Bach was the municipal director of music. At age fifteen (1789), Weyse was sent to live with his uncle in Copenhagen to be educated, and lived there for the rest of his life. While in Copenhagen he studied music with Johann Abraham Peter Schulz. Schulz helped Weyse get an unpaid internship at the Reformed Church in Copenhagen. In 1794, he was appointed organist at the same church following the former organist's death. He later served in the same post at the Vor Frue Kirke after 1805. In 1819, he was appointed Court composer. He died in Copenhagen.

He was best known for his vocal works, which included numerous singspielen, Christmas carols, a setting of the Te Deum and of the Miserere, over 30 cantatas, and above all, lieder after poems by Matthias Claudius, Johann Heinrich Voss and Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty. He also composed seven symphonies and numerous pieces for solo piano. A part of one of his works opens the "Cat's Duet" or Duetto buffo di due gatti usually attributed to Rossini.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 BBC Music, Volume 4, Number 4: Music for Christmas Various Artists 1
1996 Danske julesalmer: for sang og orgel Judith M. Brandenhoff, Tinebeth Hartkopf & Elsebeth E. Johansen 1
1997 200 Years of Danish Classical Music Various Artists 1
2000 Musik till bröllop (och andra festliga tillfällen) Ulf Samuelsson, Olle Persson 1
2003 Dejlig er jorden Helligåndskirkens Kor, Hans Christian Hein 1
2004 De Ni Læsninger Various Artists 1
2004 Fra din kirke Hellevad og Egvad Kirkes Børne- og Ungdomskor 1
Koncert i Mønsted Kalkgruber Anker Buch, Per Nedergaard Hansen 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 High Fidelity Reference CD No. 6 Various Artists 1
1996 High Fidelity Reference CD No. 17 Various Artists 1
2012 Kirsten Flagstad Edition: The Decca Recitals Kirsten Flagstad 1

Single + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Brudevalsen (af Et folkesagn) Various Artists 1

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