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Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai (June 9, 1810 – May 11, 1849) was a German composer, conductor, and founder of the Vienna Philharmonic. Nicolai is best known for his operatic version of Shakespeare's comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor). In addition to five operas, Nicolai composed lieder, works for orchestra, chorus, ensemble, and solo instruments.

Nicolai, a child prodigy, was born in Königsberg…

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  • nice!
  • this guy is p good at being original in the most unoriginal genre of opera
  • Their loss !
  • How come no-one listens to this guy? :[

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