Hermann, Hans, German composer; b. Leipzig, Aug. 17, 1870; d. Berlin, May 18, 1931. He studied with W. Rust in Leipzig, E. Kretschmer in Dresden, and H. von Herzogenberg in Berlin. From the age of 18, he played the double bass in various European orchs. He then taught at the Klindworth- Scharwenka Cons, in Berlin (1901–07). He publ, some 100 songs, of which several became fairly well known (Drei Wanderer, Alte Landsknechte, etc.); he had a flair for imitating the simple style of the folk ballad. He further wrote a Sym., Lebensepisoden, a stage work, Der rote Pimpernell, pieces for clarinet with piano; etc.
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