Goltermann, Georg Eduard


Celebrated cellist, conductor and composer for cello; was the son of an organist at Hanover, a cello pupil of Prell, and in Munich from 1847 to 1849 of Menter and Lachner, studying composition with the latter. He made concert tours as cellist in 1850 to 1852, bringing out a symphony in Lepisic in 1851. In 1852 he became musical director at Würzburg, in 1853 second conductor, and in 1874 was chief conductor at the City Theatre, Frankfort. He died in Frankfort. His reputation rests on his cello playing, but he has also composed for his instrument six concertos; sonatas for piano and cello; Morceaux caracteristiques, an Elegie, and Danses allemande, also for cello and piano; and an adagio for cello and orchestra. He has also composed two Festspiel Ouverturen, a symphony in A minor, and songs.