Metzdorff, Richard



Composer of vocal and instrumental music; born at Danzig; studied in Berlin under Geyer, Dehn and Kiel. He became chapelmaster of orchestras at Berlin, Nuremburg, Brunswick, Hanover and Dusseldorf. Among his compositions are his opera, Rosamund, produced at Weimar, 1875, and Haybart und Signe which appeared in 1893. He also wrote three symphonies; an overture to King Lear; the ballad, Frau Alice, for contralto, chorus and orchestra; several collections of song; trios for piano and strings; sonatas and otjier pieces for piano; two symphonies, one in F, one in D minor.