Marschner, Heinrich August
- A. Dean Palmer
(b Zittau, 16 Aug 1795; d Hanover, 14 Dec 1861). German composer. He was the most important exponent of German Romantic opera in the generation between Weber and Wagner.
Marschner's father was a master craftsman, working with horn and ivory. Although both parents possessed musical talent, Marschner's father encouraged him to pursue music only as an amateur and to choose a more stable career. From ...