Lutz, Wilhelm Meyer


Born at Mannerstadt, Kissingen, where his father was an organist. Upon his family removing to Würzburg he entered the Gymnasium and University there and also studied music under Eisenhofer and Keller. In 1848 he went to live in England, where he held positions as organist in several churches. He was also leader of the orchestra, first at the Surrey Theatre and then at the Gaiety Theatre, and he managed the operatic tours of Geisi, Mario, Pyne and Harrison, and others. Among his compositions are many operas and operettas very popular in their day. He wrote much orchestral and chamber-music. The well-known tune of the Pas de Quatre was his.