Friedrich Wilhelm Meyer

Meyer was born in Altenburg on 2 March 1818 and died in Munich on 30 May 1893. After working in Trier and Stettin, Meyer became court conductor in Munich in 1869, where he worked until 1882. The young Richard Strauss studied with Meyer from 1875 and later dedicated his Serenade in E flat major op. 7 to him, which was the 17-year-old composer’s first work to be premiered outside of Munich in 1882.