Mayer, Wilhelm

Pseudonym, W. A. Remy



Distinguished teacher of piano, composition and counterpoint; born at Prague. Studied law until 1861. He studied music with C. F. Pietsh. In 1862 he abandoned legal work and became conductor of the Musical Society of Graz, a position which he held until 1870, when he resigned to devote himself to teaching. He numbered among his pupils W. Kienzl, Reznicek, F. Weingartner, F. Busoni and Sahla. Among his compositions are three symphonies, songs and partsongs, his overture Sardanapel, the symphonic poem Helene, the Ostliche Rosen, and the Slavisches Liederspiel. He died in Graz.