Violinist, composer and a teacher of singing, who was born at Dessau; went to St. Petersburg at the age of seventeen as a violinist and from there went to Kpnigsberg as leader of the orchestra in the town theatre. In 1862 Schubert moved to Dresden, where he was greatly esteemed as a teacher. He died in that city. He composed and published several sets of songs; violin duets (transcriptions from Bach's clavier works); also a violin school and four operettas, which were frequently performed at the theatres. A son, Johannes lived in Dresden as a piano teacher and died at the age of thirty-three.