Franz Lachner (1803 - 1890)
Franz Paul Lachner (2 April 1803 – 20 January 1890) was a German composer and conductor.
Lachner was a well-known and prolific composer in his day, though he is not now considered a major composer. His work, influenced by Ludwig van Beethoven and his friend Franz Schubert, is regarded as competent and craftsman-like, but is now generally little known. Among his greatest successes were his opera Catharina Cornaro (1841, preceding Donizetti by three years), his Requiem, and his seventh orchestral suite (1881).
In the present day it may be his organ sonatas (Opp. 175, 176, 177) and chamber mu ... (Read all)
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