Giacomo Meyerbeer

(1791—1864) German composer

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(b Tasdorf, 5 Sept. 1791; d Paris, 2 May 1864)

German composer. He wrote the music for Lauchery's ballet, The Fisher and the Milkmaid (Berlin, 1810). The music for Ashton's Les Patineurs (1937) derives from the ballet divertissements of his operas Le Prophète and Étoile du nord.

Subjects: Music.

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