VICTOR NESSLER (1841 - 1890)
A student of theology and composition in Strasbourg, Viktor
Nessler eventually had a career as a choral and opera conductor in Leipzig,
while enjoying considerable success as a composer with his operas.
It was with Der Trompeter von Sckingen in 1884 that Nessler won
his greatest success. His career purely as a composer had started with the success
in 1879 of Der Rattenfnger von Hameln (The Pied Piper of Hamelin), and
other works continued to enjoy popular favour, without making undue demands