Meyer-Helmund, Erik



German opera and song-writer; born at Petersburg. Began the study of music with his father, then at Berlin took up composition with Kiel and singing with Stockhausen. He has been a very successful concert-singer and has composed a large number of delicate and charming songs. He took up his permanent residence in St. Petersburg in 1900, giving a song recital there at which Herr Gorski sang his songs and compositions. He has written two very successful operas, Der Liebeskamp and Margitta; the one-act burlesque, Trischka; the ballet Rübezahl, Der Berggeist, given with great success at Leipsic, and many songs.