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��there ; Dr. Kopfermann, Librarian of the k. k. Bibliothek, Berlin; Mr. C. V. Stanford; Mr. C. A. Barry ; Mr. Manns ; Herr A. Dorffel ; Mr. Paul David; Messrs. Breitkopf & H artel; Baron Tauchnitzjun. ; Mr. L. Engel ; Mr.W.B. Squire ; and many more. To each and to all I express my hearty acknowledgments. [G.]

SCHUBERT, FERDINAND, one of the elder brothers of FRANZ SCHUBERT, second son of his father (see p. 319), born at Vienna Oct. 19, 1794. After passing the two-years course at the Nor- mal School of S. Anna in 1807-8, he became his father's assistant at the school in the Lich ten- thai. In Nov. 1810 he was installed as assistant (Gehilfe), and in 1816 teacher, at the Imperial Orphan House (Waisenhaus) in Vienna, where he continued till March 1820, devoting himself specially to the Bell-Lancastrian method. He was then appointed principal teacher and choir- master to the school at Altlerchenfeld, Vienna, till 1824, when he was nominated to be head teacher of the Normal School of S. Anna, which he held from Jan. 22, 1824, till his appointment as director of the same establishment on March 15, 1854. This position he retained till his death on Feb. 28, 1859. His merits were recognised by the bestowal of the Gold Cross of Merit (Ver- dienstkreuze), with the Crown. During this long period of useful and efficient service he was twice married, and had in all 17 children, of whom Ferdinand, Rudolf, and Hermann are still (1882) living in Vienna. His daughter Elise married Linus Geisler, and their daughter, Caro- line Geisler-Schubert, is now (1882) an esteemed player and teacher of the pianoforte in Vienna. Between 1819 and 1853 Ferdinand published 12 school-books on various branches of learning, which came into general use. Music he learnt from his father and from Holzer, and left more than 40 works, of which the following were pub- lished : Regina Coeli, a 4 and orch. (op. i); German Requiem, a 4 with organ (op. 2) ; 4 Waisenlieder (op. 3) ; Cadences for PF. in all keys (op. 4) ; Requiem, a 4 and orch. (op. 9) ; Muss in F, a 4 and orch. (op. 10) ; Salve Regina in F, a 4 and orch. (op. n) ; Salve Regina, a 4 and wind (op. 1 2) ; original March and Trio. The MS. works contain various other pieces of church music. Of the two Requiems the first is mentioned in his brother's letter of Aug. 24, 1818 (see p. 330); the second was performed a few days before Franz's death, and was possibly the last music he heard. The library of the Musikverein at Vienna contains the autograph of Franz Schubert's Mass in G, with oboes (or clarinets) and bassoons, added by Ferdinand, July 23, 1847.

Ferdinand's love for his brother and care of his memory have been often referred to in the preceding article (pp. 354, 356, 357). An interest- ing evidence of their attachment is afforded by a letter of A his to Franz, dated Vienna, July 3,18 24, and containing the following passage in regard to a clock at the Ungarische Krone in Vienna, which played his brother's music : ' This clock 1 1 owe this letter to Miss Geisler.

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delighted me not a little, when one day at dinner for the first time I heard it play some of your waltzes. I felt so strange at the moment that I really did not know where I was; it was not only that it pleased me, it went regularly through my heart and soul with a fearful pang and longing, which at last turned into settled melan- choly.' This may be fanciful, but it is the lan- guage of passionate affection, which evidently animated Ferdinand's whole intercourse with his great brother. Franz's reply (July 16-18, 1824) is quite in the same strain. (The above article is indebted to Wurzbach's Biographisches Lexi- con.) [G.]

SCHUBERT, CAMILLE, the nom de plume of Camille Prilipp, a music- seller of Paris, composer of transcriptions and original works for the piano, amounting in all to the astonishing number of more than 400. Some of his works enjoyed great popularity, especially a set of brilliant waltzes entitled 'Les Dames de Seville.' [G.]

SCHUBERT, FEANZ, a violinist, born of a musical family at Dresden, July 22, 1808, was a pupil of Lafont, and rose through various grades to succeed Lipinski in 1861 as first Concert- meister (or leader) in his native city. He re- tired in 1873, on the 5oth anniversary of his entrance into the orchestra. His published works include Studies, a Duo for violin and piano, and 2 Concertante for violin and cello. Schubert's wife, MASCHINKA, a distinguished bravura singer, was born Aug. 25, 1815, and appeared at the German opera in London in 1832. [G.]

SCHUBERT, Louis, violinist and singing- master, born Jan. 27, 1828, at Dessau, went in his 1 8th year to St. Petersburg, and then as Con- certmeister to Konigsberg, where he remained till 1862. He then returned to Dresden, where he enjoyed a great reputation as a teacher of singing. He has published a method of singing in the form of songs, and four of his operettas have become favourites. [G.]

SCHUBERTH, GOTTLOB, born at Carsdorf, Aug. ii, 1778, received his musical education at Jena, and learnt the violin from Stamitz. In 1 804 he went to Magdeburg, resided there for some years, and was distinguished as an excellent clarinet and oboe player. In 1833 he moved to Hamburg, where he died, Feb. 18, 1846. He is now remembered as the father of an eminent family. His eldest son

JULIUS FERDINAND GEORG, born at Magde- burg, July 14, 1804, was the founder of the well- known firm of J. Schuberth & Co. in Leipzig and New York. After learning the business of a music-publisher in Magdeburg, he started in 1826 on his own account at Hamburg, whence he was enabled to found branch establishments at Leipzig (1832), and New York (1850). In' 1854 he gave up the Hamburg business to his brother Frederick (see below) and devoted him- self entirely to Leipzig and New York. Besides his publishing business, Julius Schuberth was an indefatigable student of language, literature, and

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