Becker, Albert Ernst Anton


Talented German composer. Studied first at Quedlinburg, where he was born, and later at Berlin. Became teacher in Scharwenka's Conservatory in Berlin in 1881, and in 1891 became conductor of the Cathedral choir of Berlin. His first success as a composer was gained in 1861, when his Symphony in G minor was awarded a prize by a musical society in Vienna. His other compositions of note are a Mass in B minor; Reformations cantata; an oratorio;, some orchestral and organ music; many songs and an opera, Loreley, which is in manuscript.