Friedrich Wilhelm Stade Allemagne Friedrich Wilhelm Stade (* 25 August 1817 in Halle ; † 24 March 1902 in Altenburg ) was a German organist , conductor and composer .
Stade was a student of Friedrich Schneider in Dessau and later became Kapellmeister of Bethmann troupe. In 1845, he came as university music director after Jena , was here Honorary Doctorate of Arts and then worked since 1860 in Altenburg as Kapellmeister . Here he provided a big boost in the music world and for a new building of the theater, which he in 1871 with a performance of Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber inaugurated.
Stade was an outstanding organist, particularly strong in the art of improvisation . He was also a conductor, who has brought a large number of neglected works of ancient and modern times in honor. Among his compositions there are symphonies , overtures and incidental music , but it is only a few psalms been printed. Better known are his songs, of which the castles on the mountains is that time has become popular. With Rochus Freiherr von Liliencron Stade was a collection of songs and proverbs from the last time the minnesong out (Weimar 1854). But also in the processing of Handel's and Bach's sonatas he has rendered outstanding services.