„Somewhat sweet of taste…but in combination with Heine possessing an unforgettable sensitive irony of expression. One should try his compositions yet again.“ Thomas Mann
The Danish-born Belgian composer and conductor Eduard Lassen (1830-1904), a friend of Liszt‘s and Wagner‘s, replaced Liszt as the court music director in Weimar, Germany. He spent most of his life conducting both the opera and the court orchestra there, premiering many pieces of the times, such as Saint-Saens‘s Samson et Dalila.
He composed three operas, much incidental music for plays at the theatre and around 270 songs, many of which were very popular and translated into both english and french.