Reyer, Ernst

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Ernst Reyer
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Reyer, Ernst Gender: M
born on 1 December 1823 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Marseille, France, 43n18, 5e24
Timezone LMT m5e24 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 08°45' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 28°50 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 19°17'


French opera composer and music critic.

An admirer (but not imitator) of Berlioz and Wagner, he composed orchestral and stage works with a fashionably exotic flavour and two highly successful operas, Sigurd (1884) and Salammbô; (1890). His music shows discipline and delicate orchestral colouring yet lacks melodic distinction and individuality. As a writer contributing to several journals including Journal des débats (1866-98), he preferred the music of Gluck, Weber, Schumann and Berlioz, distrusting progressive ideas, especially uncritical Wagnerism.

He died 15 January 1909.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Dauquelin vol 4


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (music critic)