Heuberger, Richard Franz Joseph


Austrian composer and musical critic; born at Gratz. By profession an engineer. In 1876 he gave his attention entirely to music, became choirmaster of the Academical Vienna Vocal Society, and in 1878 conductor of the Singakademie of the same city. In 1881 he took the position of critic for a Vienna daily paper and for the New Free Press, and finally became editor of a paper called the New Musical Press. Among his compositions are numerous voice and orchestral works, cantatas, three operas, which were produced in Leipsic, several ballets and operettas.