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date: 19 November 2019

Herman, Reinhold Ludwiglocked

  • Joseph A. Bomberger

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(b Prenzlau, Brandenburg, Sept 21, 1849; d New York, 1919). German singer, pianist, composer, and conductor, active in the USA. Herman received his musical education at the Stern Conservatory from Heinrich Ehrlich (piano), Friedrich Kiel (composition) and Julius Stern (singing). From 1871–8 he taught voice and conducted in New York. In 1878, he was called back to Berlin as temporary head of the Stern Conservatory. After being at the Stern Conservatory, he returned to New York in 1881. Herman conducted the Liedertafel from 1884 and was instructor in music and professor of sacred history at the Union Theological Seminary from 1887, before moving to Boston in 1898 as conductor of the Handel and Haydn Society. He returned in 1900 to Berlin, where he conducted the Meyer Symphony Concerts. Until 1917 he lived in Rapallo, Italy, then moved back to New York. He toured Europe and America with Lilli Lehmann giving recitals and lectures on Wagner....

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H. C. Colles, ed.: A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (3/1927)