Auber, Daniel Francois Esprit, born in 1782, French composer. Was intended for a business career, and it was not until he met with Scribe in 1822 that his long course of successful composition commenced. "La Muette de Portici," or "Masaniello," as it is called in England, was brought out in 1828. He produced many other works which enjoy a European reputation, his last being "Le Reve d'Amour" (1870), composed shortly before his death. Died, 1871.