Taubert, (Carl Gottfried) Wilhelm

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Taubert, (Carl Gottfried) Wilhelm

Taubert, (Carl Gottfried) Wilhelm, German pianist, conductor, teacher, and composer; b. Berlin, March 23, 1811; d. there, Jan. 7, 1891. He was a pianopupil of Neithardt, later of L. Berger, and for composition, of Bernhard Klein. He appeared early as a concert player, and also taught music in Berlin. He became asst.conductor of the court orch. in 1831, then was Generalmusikdirektor of the Royal Opera, Berlin, from 1845 to 1848; also court Kapellmeister from 1845 to 1869; continued to conduct the court orch. until 1883. He conducted his 1st Sym. in Berlin at the age of 20 (March 31,1831).


dramatic: Opera: (all 1st perf. in Berlin): Die Kirmes (Jan. 23, 1832); Marquis und Dieb (Feb. 1, 1842); DerZigeuner(Sept. 19, 1834); Joggeli (Oct. 9, 1853); Macbeth (Nov. 16, 1857); Cesario, after Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (Nov. 13, 1874).OTHER: Incidental music to 8 plays. ORCH.: 4 syms.overtures; 2 piano concertos; Cello Concerto; Concertino for 3 Violin.CHAMBER 4 string quartets; 2 piano trios; violin sonatas; piano pieces, including Minnelieder, op. 16.VOCAL: Choral music; some 300 songs, including the successful Kinderlieder, opp. 145, 160.


W. Neumann, W. T. und Ferdinand Hitter (Kassel, 1857).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire