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Schuberth

Schuberth

Schuberth, family of German musicians and music publishers:

(1) Gottlob Schuberth, clarinetist and oboist; b. Karsdorf, Aug. 11, 1778; d. Hamburg, Feb. 18, 1846. He studied in Jena and received violin lessons from Sta-mitz. He was active as a clarinetist and oboist in Magdeburg (from 1804), settling in Hamburg in 1833. He had 4 sons:

(2) Julius (Ferdinand Georg) Schuberth, music publisher; b. Magdeburg, July 14, 1804; d. Leipzig, June 9, 1875. He learned the music publishing business in Magdeburg, and founded his own business in Hamburg in 1826. As proprietor of J. Schuberth & Co., he opened branches in Leipzig (1832) and in N.Y. (1850); his brother, Friedrich Schuberth, took over the Hamburg firm in 1853 under the name of Fritz Schuberth. Julius Schuberth ed. a Musikalisches Fremdwörterbuch (Hamburg, 1840; 8th ed., 1870), the Kleine Hamburger Musik Zeitung (1840–50), a Musikalisches Conversationslexicon (Leipzig, 1850; 10th ed., 1877; Eng. tr., 1895), the New Yorker Musikzeitung (1867), and Schuberths kleine Musikzeitung (1871–72). After his death, his widow and nephew ran the firm until it was sold to Felix Siegel in 1891. In 1943 the entire stock of the business was destroyed in an air raid; after World War II, it was reestablished in Wiesbaden.

(3)Ludwig Schuberth, conductor and composer; b. Magdeburg, April 18, 1806; d. St. Petersburg, May 1850. He studied with his father and Carl Maria von Weber, and was only 16 when he was made music director at the Magdeburg theater. Later he was Hofkapellmeister in Oldenburg, and then subsequently settled in St. Petersburg as conductor of the German Opera (1845). He wrote operas, syms., and chamber music.

(4) Carl Schuberth, cellist, conductor, and composer; b. Magdeburg, Feb. 25, 1811; d. Zürich, July 22, 1863. He studied piano with his father and cello with L. Hesse. After touring (1828–29), he became first cellist in the Magdeburg theater orch. He then toured widely in Europe before settling in St. Petersburg as solo cellist at the court (1835); was also music director of the Univ. and conductor of the imperial court orch. In 1855 he settled in Switzerland. He publ. 2 cello concertos, Variations for Cello and Orch., String Octet, 2 string quintets, 4 string quartets, and a Cello Sonata.

(5) Friedrich (Wilhelm August) Schuberth, music publisher; b. Magdeburg, Oct. 27, 1817; d. after 1890. In 1853 he took over the Hamburg firm established by his brother Julius Schuberth, under the name Fritz Schuberth.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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