Westmeyer, Wilhelm



German composer; author of the Kaiser Overture that is performed by the united military bands of Vienna every year on the birthday of the Austrian Emperor. Westmeyer was born at Iburg, Prussia; died at Bonn. He studied at the Leipsic Conservatory, later was a pupil of Lobe, devoted his attention to composition; was author of the two operas, Amanda, and Der Wald bei Hermannstadt; wrote songs, quartets and symphonies.