1829–1903
Meyer Lutz

Introduction

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Born: May 19, 1829, Mün­ner­stadt, Ba­var­ia, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 31, 1903, Ken­sing­ton, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: St. Ma­ry’s Ca­tho­lic Ce­me­te­ry, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Biography

Lutz stu­died mu­sic with his fa­ther and at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Würz­burg.

He em­i­grat­ed to Eng­land at age 19, and played the or­gan at church­es in Birm­ing­ham and Leeds, and at St. George’s Ca­thed­ral in South­wark.

He al­so con­duct­ed the­a­ter and class­ic­al con­certs, and com­posed op­er­as, op­er­a-bouffes, bur­lesques and can­ta­tas. In 1869, he be­came mu­sic­al di­rect­or and con­duct­or at the Gai­e­ty The­a­tre.

Sources

Music