Cornelius, Peter

Cornelius, Peter pā´tər kôrnā´lēo͝os [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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