Ferdinand Herold (1791 - 1833)
Louis Joseph Ferdinand Hérold, better known as Ferdinand Hérold, pronounced: [fɛʁdinɑ̃ eʁɔld], (January 28, 1791 ? January 19, 1833) was a French operatic composer of Alsatian descent who also wrote many pieces for the piano, orchestra, and the ballet. He is best known today for the ballet La fille mal gardée and the overture to the opera Zampa.
L.J.F. Hérold was born in Paris, the only child of François-Joseph Hérold, a pianist and composer, and Jeanne-Gabrielle Pascal. He was the grandson of Nicolas Hérold, an organist. At the age of six, he attended the Hix ... (Read all)
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