Gumbert, Ferdinand, German composer; b. Berlin, April 22, 1818; d. there, April 6, 1896. After a short study of singing, he appeared at the Cologne Opera (1840-2). In 1842 he settled in Berlin as a voice teacher and also began to compose. His songs, written in a facile, eclectic style, enjoyed a considerable vogue. The song “An des Rheines griinen Ufern” was used as an insert in Lortzing’s opera Undine. He produced several operettas in Berlin, including Der kleine Ziegenhirt (Jan. 21, 1854) and Bis der Rechte kommt (Nov. 20, 1856). He publ. Musik, Gelesenes und Gesammeltes (Berlin, 1860).
W. Neumann, F. G. (Kassel, 1856).
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