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Lortzing, (Gustav) Albert (opera)locked

  • Clive Brown

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(b Berlin, Oct 23, 1801; d Berlin, Jan 21, 1851). German composer. His comic operas, from Die beiden Schützen to Die Opernprobe, are his most characteristic, showing a vivid personal vein of sentimental humour which, though limited in range, was popular in appeal and made him the most inventive composer of opera with spoken dialogue in mid-19th-century Germany....

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Neue Zeitschrift für Musik
Musical Quarterly
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung
Allgemeine deutsche Biographie (Leipzig, 1875-1912)