1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Lassen, Eduard

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LASSEN, EDUARD (1830-1904), Belgian musical composer, was born in Copenhagen, but was taken as a child to Brussels and educated at the Brussels Conservatoire. He won the prix de Rome in 1851, and went for a long tour in Germany and Italy. He settled in Weimar, where in 1861 he succeeded Liszt as conductor of the opera, and he died there on the 15th of January 1904. Besides many well-known songs, he wrote operas—Landgraf Ludwig's Brautfahrt (1857), Frauenlob (1861), Le Captif (1868)—instrumental music to dramas, notably to Goethe's Faust (1876), two symphonies and various choral works.