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1. Peter Cornelius (born January 29, 1951 in Vienna, Austria) is an Austrian pop-singer, guitarist and a former member of Enigma.

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2. Peter Cornelius, also known as Carl August Peter Cornelius, (24 December 1824 – 26 October 1874) was a German composer, writer about music, poet and translator. He was born and died in Mainz where his grave in the Hauptfriedhof survives.

Cornelius played violin and composed lieder from an early age, and began studying composition with Heinrich Esser in 1841. Cornelius lived with his painter uncle Peter von Cornelius in Berlin from 1844 to 1852, during which time he met prominent figures such as Alexander von Humboldt, the Brothers Grimm, Friedrich Rückert and Felix Mendelssohn. During his last few years in Berlin, Cornelius wrote music criticism for several major Berlin journals and entered into friendships with Joseph von Eichendorff, Paul Heyse and Hans von Bülow.

Cornelius’s first mature works (including the opera Der Barbier von Bagdad) were composed during his brief stay in Weimar (1852–1858). His next place of residence was Vienna, where he stayed for five years. It was in Vienna that Cornelius began a friendship with Richard Wagner. It was at Wagner’s behest that Cornelius moved to Munich in 1864, where he finally took a wife and fathered four children.


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    Ich liebe seine Stimme und seine Musik!

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  • lomoli

    Ihr habt gern deutschsprachige Musik, nehme ich an. Warum auch wehrt Ihr hier gelandet. Und wie ist es mit Schweizerdeutscher Musik oder andere deutschsprachige Musik? Ich habe eine Gruppe eröffnet unter dem Name: Schwizer Musig & Deutschsprachige Musik. Siehe doch Mals unter: Das Ziel ist, schweizerische und deutsche Musik einander näher zu bringen. Wenn Du Interesse hast, würde ich mich freuen, Dich dort als Mitglied begrüssen zu dürfen. Bitte teilt auch, mit was für Musiker dort aufgenommen werden sollen. Gruss Lomoli

    30 Dec 2011 Reply
  • LordMcParty

    Coole Musik!!!

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  • luckystoned

    luckystoned says: listen to peter cornelius :)

    14 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Kris2110

    Wo ist die Frau die es liebt die............................Streicheleinheiten!

    13 Jan 2009 Reply

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