In a letter to Meyerbeer, in 1887, he states how he came to be a musician.
Meyerbeer's influence, about 1830 to 1840, was supreme upon the stage.
Meyerbeer built entirely for the succession of incidents, musical and pictorial.
In 1843 his "Rienzi" was accepted at Dresden, through the influence of Meyerbeer.
So Meyerbeer took the score to the Mediterranean where he spent the winter.
Meyerbeer, it is said, was also weak in counterpoint and fugue.
Mme. Viardot's name is, perhaps, more closely associated with the music of Meyerbeer than that of any other composer.
Among Meyerbeer's eccentricities was one that cannot be labelled erratic.
Meyerbeer was born at Berlin, September 5, 1794, and was a musical prodigy from his earliest years.
Meyerbeer was astonished at the rough handling of his piano.