Mohring, Ferdinand



Composer and singing-teacher; born at Alt-Ruppin. Originally he decided to follow the profession of architecture, and accordingly attended the Polytechnic School at Berlin. His education in musical composition he received at the Berlin Academy. He was organist and musical director at Saarbrticken in 1840, and became Royal music director in 1844. In 1845 he was organist and singingteacher at Neu-Ruppin. Toward the latter part of his life he went to Wiesbaden, passing the remainder of his days there in retirement. He wrote the two unsuccessful operas, Schloss Warren, and Das Pfarrhaus; many fine male choruses, among them Normannenzug, and some other unpublished music.