Dietrich, Albert Hermann


A talented musician and able composer, who was born at Golk, near Meissen, Germany, and received his education at the Gymnasium, Dresden, which he entered in 1842. He studied under Otto Rietz, Moscheles and Hauptmann at Leipsic, and from 1851 to 1854 was a pupil of Schumann at Düsseldorf. He was orchestral leader at Bonn, and later at Leipisc, and was choirmaster at Oldenburg in 1871. Among his works are a symphony in D minor; overtures for orchestra; concertos; six songs for the piano; and also an opera, Robinhood, which was a success. Dietrich retired in 1890 and settled at Berlin. His incidental music to Cymbeline was played at the Lyceum Theatre revival in 1896. He published in 1899, in conjunction with J. V. Widmann, an interesting series of Recollections of Brahms.