Friedrich Robert Volkmann (April 6, 1815?October 30, 1883) was a German composer.
He was born in Lommatzsch, Saxony, Germany. His father was music director for a church, so the father trained the son in music to prepare him as a successor. Thus Volkmann learned to play the organ and the piano with his father, as well as violin and cello, and by age 12, he was playing the cello part in String Quartets by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. In 1832, Robert Volkmann entered the Freiberg Gymnasium and studied music with Anacker, going on to Leipzig in 1836 to study with C.F. Becker. There, in Leipzig, ... (lire la suite)