'''Hermann Gustav Goetz''' (December 7, 1840 - December 3, 1876) was a German composer.
Goetz was born in Königsberg, then in East Prussia. After studying in Berlin, he moved to Switzerland in 1863. After ten years spent as a critic, pianist and conductor as well, he spent the last three years of his life composing. The conductor Felix Weingartner found it "incomprehensible that his delightful opera comique, ''Der Widerspanstigen Zähmung'', should have entirely disappeared from the repertoire."Felix Weingartner. ''The Symphony Writers Since Beethoven'', 2nd ed., translated from German by Arthur Bles (London: William Reeves Bookseller Limited, 1963), pp. 68-69. Goetz is consistently identified as "Hermann Götz". (Similarly, Bruckner is referred to as "Anton Brückner".) Another great admirer of Goetz's compositions was George Bernard Shaw, who praised Goetz's ''Symphony in F'' above anything in the genre by Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Brahms.http://www.classicalmusicguide.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9156