Teacher and composer; was born at Zeulenroda. From 1868 to 1870 he studied at the Leipsic Conservatory, under Jadassohn, Papperitz and Plaidy. For three years he taught in the Gymnasium of Wiborg, in Finland, then settled in Leipsic. In 1885 he became teacher of composition and theory at the Leipsic Conservatory, and in 1892 music-director of the Thomasschule, and cantor and conductor of the Thomanerchor. Among his compositions are the concert-cantatas Begrüssung des Meeres and Konig Fjalar; much churchmusic; the oratorio. Christus der Auferstandene, performed at a Gewandhaus concert; an oboe-concerto; and a Phantasie und Doppelfugue for organ and orchestra.