Herman Friedrich Voltmar

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Herman Friedrich Voltmar (1707 – 6 May 1782) was a Danish composer.

The eldest son of the oboist Johan Voltmar, the family moved to Denmark around 1711. His three brothers were also artists: composer Johan Foltmar, and painters Christian Ulrik Foltmar and Christoffer Foltmar.

At a young age was employed by the Crown prince and later Christian VI In 1738 as a musician in the Royal Chapel. In addition to his permanent salary he received some extra pay, which suggests that he also has served as soloist in more private contexts at court. In addition to his work as a musician, he composed and wrote poetry. At the weeding of the Crown Prince (later King Frederik V) Voltmar wrote a large epic in German.

In 1770, at the age of 63 years he was dismissed from the Royal Chapel.

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