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Peter Cornelius

Cornelius, Peter (pāˈtər kôrnāˈlēŏs) [key], 1824–74, German composer and poet; follower of Liszt and Wagner. He wrote music criticism, songs, and poetry but is best known for his operas Der Barbier von Bagdad (1858) and Der Cid (1865).

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