1st February 1828
27th September 1907
Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
The German composer, arranger, violinst/violist and teacher, Friedrich Valentin Hermann, entered the Conservatory of Music in Leipzig (from 1876-1924 known as the Royal Conservatory of Music and today known as the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Hochschule for Music and Theatre) in November 1843, and became a violin student of Ferdinand David. Friedrich Hermann was a prolific arranger and composer. He composed a symphony, a quartet for wind instruments, and several other chamber music works, which clearly shows his affinity with the new emerging romantic virtuoso style that was part and parcel of 19th century string playing.