- n German composer of operas in a style that influenced Richard Wagner (1791-1864)
- Leon Botstein in Bloomberg
He was a young, aspiring, ambitious man, eager to make a success in the operatic world,says Botstein. "He sought Meyerbeer out with flattery and enthusiasm."
- Richard Wagner in New Yorker
Wagner described him as "open and honest, and not a premeditatedly cunning trickster like Meyerbeer."