Meyer, Gustav

1859-

 

Composer and conductor; born at Konigsberg, Prussia; began his musical education in his native town under Robert Schwalm. From 1880 to 1884 he studied with Reinecke and Jadassohn in the Conservatory at Leipsic. He was chapelmaster at Leignitz, Gorlitz, Eisenach, Dorpat and Breslau, where he stayed five years, then at Stettin. In 1895 he became conductor at the Leipsic City Theatre. His compositions include the threeact operetta, Der Hochstappler; the ballet pantomime, Künstlerfest; the four-act farce with songs, Aus bewegter; the ballet, Elektra, and many charming songs.