Hermann, Friedrich

1828

Royal Saxon professor of music, Leipsic Conservatory. Born in Frankfort-on-the-Main. Studied violin under Mohr, and, at the Leipsic Conservatory, composition under Mendelssohn and Hauptmann, and violin under David. Became violin-player in Gewandhaus and Theatre Orchestras in 1846 In 1848 he was appointed teacher of violin in the Conservatory. In 1875 he resigned the positions in the orchestras and devoted himself to teaching composition and the editing of classical music. Received appointment of Royal Professor in 1883. His compositions include a symphony rendered by the Gewandhaus Orchestra in 1862; quartet for wind-instruments; terzet for three violins; duo for violin and cello. His editions of classical works for stringed instruments are valuable to musicians, especially the Peters' and Augener's editions.