Herzog, Johann Georg

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Herzog, Johann Georg

Herzog, Johann Georg, German organist, pedagogue, and composer; b. Hummendorf, near Kronach, Aug. 5, 1822; d. Munich, Feb. 3, 1909. He was trained at the music school in Schmölz, and began his career as an organist when he was 11. He then went to Munich, where he was made organist (1843) and cantor (1848) of the Evangelical Church. From 1850 he also was prof, of organ at the Cons. In 1854 he went to Erlangen as director of the Univ.’s church music inst. He also was organist of the Univ. church and a singing teacher at the Gymnasium (1859–79). From 1861 he attracted notice with a series of historical organ concerts. In 1866 he was awarded an honorary Ph.D. After his retirement in 1888, he settled in Munich. Herzog was a prolific composer of organ music and sacred vocal works. He publ, a number of pedagogical works, several of which were widely used in Europe.


M. Herzog, Erinnerungen an Dr. J.G. H. (Munich, 1915).

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