Urban, Heinrich, German violinist, pedagogue, and composer; b. Berlin, Aug. 27,1837; d. there, Nov. 24, 1901. He studied with Ries (violin), Laub, and others in Berlin, and was a professional violinist. He wrote much symphonic and chamber music. In 1881 he became a prof, at Kullak’s Academy in Berlin. He acquired fame as a theory teacher, numbering among his pupils Pad-erewski. His works include a concert overture, Scheherazade,a sym., Frühling,Violin Concerto, many violin pieces, and songs. His brother, Friedrich Julius Urban (b. Berlin, Dec. 23, 1838; d. there, July 17, 1918), was a singing teacher and composer.
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