Zopff, Hermann



Editor and publisher; born in Glogau. Not until 1850, after he had taken the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and studied agriculture, did he begin serious study of music. He then entered the Stern Conservatory of Berlin. He was the founder of an Opera Academy; an orchestral society; a society for the development of the drama and other like institutions. In 1864 he assisted Brendel in editing the Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik and in time became chief editor. He was an active member of the committee of the Allgemeiner Deutscher Musikverein and for his services received the title of professor. Zopff published a work on the theory of the opera; a book of instructions in singing and several large choral works. He composed a number of operas which were never produced. He died in Leipsic.