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Reyer, Ernest

Reyer, Ernest [ Rey, Louis Étienne] (b Marseilles, 1823; d Le Lavandou, 1909). Fr. composer and critic. Went to Paris 1848. His early operas were praised by Berlioz and his 2-act Érostrate was perf. at Baden-Baden at same time as Béatrice et Bénédict (1862). Planned opera on Nibelungen legends, but postponed project because of work as critic. Championed Berlioz, Wagner, Bizet, Franck, etc. Eventually the Nibelung opera appeared, Sigurd (Brussels and CG 1884, Paris 1885). This was followed by Salammbô, based on Flaubert's novel (Brussels 1890, Paris 1892, NY Met 1901). Also wrote choral works and songs.

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Reyer, Ernest

Ernest Reyer (ĕrnĕst´ rāyĕr´), 1823–1909, French composer and critic, whose name originally was Louis Étienne Ernest Rey. Largely self-taught, he was strongly influenced by Berlioz, whom he succeeded as critic of the Journal des débats. He composed little besides operas, the most successful of which was Sigurd (1884). His last opera, Salammbô (1890), was based on Flaubert's novel.

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