Schubert, Ferdinand (Lukas)

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Schubert, Ferdinand (Lukas)

Schubert, Ferdinand (Lukas), Austrian teacher and composer, brother of Franz (Peter) Schubert; b. Lichtenthal, near Vienna, Oct. 18, 1794; d. Vienna, Feb. 26, 1859. He began his music training with his father, and after taking instruction at Vienna’s Normalhaupts-chule (1807–08), he taught at his father’s school. He was an asst. teacher (1810–16) and a teacher (1816–24) at the Alsergrund orphanage, then headmaster (1824–51) and director (1851–59) of the Normalhauptschule. He was devoted to his brother and took charge of his MSS after his death. He wrote two Singspiels and much sacred music, including four masses and a Requiem.

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