21st May 1817
16th January 1870
Anton Berlyn was a Conductor and composer; born at Amsterdam May 21, 1817; died there Jan. 16, 1870. He wrote nine operas, seven ballets, an oratorio ("Moses auf Nebo"), a symphony, a cantata, a mass, several overtures, chamber-music, etc. Of these his symphony, performed by Spohr at Cassel, 1857, is undoubtedly his best work. Berlijn was a skilful contrapuntist, and his compositions are distinguished by grace and brilliancy, though their popularity was confined principally to Holland.