Friedrich Heinrich Himmel (1765 - 1814)
Friedrich Heinrich Himmel (November 20, 1765 ?
June 8, 1814), German composer, was born at
Treuenbrietzen in Brandenburg, Prussia, and
originally studied theology at Halle before
turning to music.
During a temporary stay at Potsdam he had an
opportunity of showing his self-acquired skill as
a pianist before King Frederick William II, who
thereupon made him a yearly allowance to enable
him to complete his musical studies. This he did
under Johann Gottlieb Naumann, a German composer
of the Italian school, and the style of that
school Himmel himself adopted in his serious
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