Salomon Jadassohn was born in Breslau, Prussia, August 13, 1831.
He spent a number of years at home under Hesse, Lustner, and Brosig, and later studied at the conservatory in Leipzig, and under Hauptmann and Liszt. From 1853 he resided at Leipzig, teaching harmony, counterpoint, composition, and the pianoforte. His compositions are numerous and varied, including symphonies, serenades for orchestra, pieces for chorus, and ballet music. As a teacher Jadassohn was highly esteemed, and he was the author of musical text books still in general use.
He died in Leipzig, February 1, 1901.