Hofmann, Heinrich (1842-1902)
Heinrich Karl Johann Hofmann (13 January 1842 - 16 July 1902,) was a German composer and pianist. He was a pupil of Theodor Kullak, Eduard Grell, Siegfried Dehn and Richard Wuerst. His Frithjof Symphony (1874), a musical realization of the legend Friopjofs saga hins froekna, was one of the most frequently performed orchestral works in Germany during the late 19th century. In addition to orchestral music, he also wrote several operas, some lieder, choral music, and works for solo piano. After his death, his music fell largely into obscurity.