Monday, September 5, 2011

Giacomo Meyerbeer (September 5, 1791)

Giacomo Meyerbeer was a successful composer in the 19th century. He helped Richard Wagner, who then turned on him because Meyerbeer was Jewish, and succeeded in causing a loss of respect for his mentor. Meyerbeer's works have recently been restored to the classical repertory after a resulting century and a half of neglect.

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