Pianist; born at Frankfort-on-the-Main Dec. 31, 1794; died at Nice Jan. 27, 1880. He went to Paris when a child, and in 1807 was admitted to the Conservatoire, where he studied piano under Pradher. Herz became a distinguished pianist, and inaugurated a series of very successful concerts. For some years he played and taught in England. Returning to Paris in 1857, he was appointed assistant professor of piano at theConservatoire, where his brother, Henri Herz, was professor. Among Herz's compositions may be mentioned his two violin sonatas, a horn sonata, and a waltz.
- Larousse, Dict.;
- Oettinger, Moniteur des Dates.