Joseph Schubert (composer), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Joseph Schubert (composer)

German composer

Date of Birth: 20-Dec-1754

Place of Birth: Varnsdorf, Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic

Date of Death: 28-Jul-1837

Profession: composer, violist, violinist, cellist

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Joseph Schubert (composer)

  • Joseph Schubert (20 December 1754 – 28 July 1837) was a German composer, violinist, and violist. Schubert was born in Varnsdorf, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) to a musical family.
  • He received his early musical education from his father, who was a cantor, and then in Prague.
  • In 1778, he moved to Berlin to study the violin with Paul Kohn, director of the royal orchestra there. In 1779, Schubert obtained a position as violinist in the court of Heinrich Friedrich, the Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt.
  • In 1788, he accepted a post as violist in the court orchestra of Dresden, where he remained until his death in 1837. Schubert gained recognition as a versatile composer, cited in the 1812 edition of Ernst Ludwig Gerber's lexicon of composers.
  • His œuvre includes 15 masses, 4 operas, 17 sonatas, and 49 concertos for solo instruments.
  • The Saxon State Library in Dresden holds the manuscripts of three viola concertos attributed to him.

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