(b Copenhagen, 1830; d Weimar, 1904). Danish conductor, composer, and opera director. Prix de Rome 1851. Succeeded Liszt as opera dir. at Weimar 1858–95. His opera Landgrave Ludwigs Brautfahrt (or Le roi Edgard) was prod. Weimar 1857 under Liszt's sponsorship. Comp. mus. for Goethe's Faust, 2 syms., and vn. conc.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.