Saro, J. Heinrich
Instrumental composer; born at Jessen, Saxony, and was a pupil at Danmitsch of the town musician, Seidel, then studied later at Berlin with Bohner and Marx. In 1856 Saro became bandmaster of the llth Infantry regiment and in 1859 was bandmaster of the Emperor Franz regiment of Berlin, his band winning in 1867 the victory in an international contest at the Paris Exposition. Saro was awarded a gold medal in 1872 at the Bostonjubilee. He wrote an opera, Die beiden Bergknappen; symphonies; overtures; string quartets and military music. He received the title of Koniglicher Musikdirektor.