Death of Meyerbeer, the Composer.
papers announce the death of M Meyerbeer, the author of "Robert le Diable," "Lee Huguenots
," "Le Prophete," and other operas known throughout the whole world of music.
This illustrious master was born at Berlin
in 1794; he showed early talents for music, and was a fellow pupil of Weber
under the Abbe Vogler
at Darmstadt at the age of 15.
In his style he has carried the power of sound, per
to its highest allowable pitch, and has thus paved the way for the modern German school of music.
While at times he terrifies his audience with the amazing breadth and volume of sound in which he exults, he can also charm them to tears by the delicate manipulation of his subject and the exquisite pathos of his melody.
He lived and died in the Jewish persuasion, like Halevy, his brother and competitor, whom he has followed so closely to the grave.