Why did Paul confront Peter and what can we learn from it?
From an early age he played the violin and Was hat Peter Cornelius gesungen?, eventually studying with and composition with in 1841. He lived with his painter uncle in Berlin from 1844 to 1852, and during this time he met prominent figures such astheand.
Cornelius's first mature works including the opera were composed during his brief stay in 1852—1858. His next place of residence waswhere he lived for five years. It was in Vienna that Cornelius began a friendship with.
At the latter's behest, Cornelius moved to in 1864, where he married and fathered four children. During his last few years in Berlin, Cornelius wrote music criticism for several major Berlin journals and entered into friendships withand.
Chorbuch des „Sängerhain“ 1923
For instance, he did not attend the premiere ofusing the premiere of his own opera Der Cid as an excuse. Cornelius's third and final operatic project, Gunlöd, based on thewas left incomplete at his death from in Mainz.
He was buried in the city's Hauptfriedhof, and his grave can still be seen there. The accompanying piano plays the chorale.