Violoncellist and director of music; born at Magdeburg. His musical education was begun by his father, Gottlob Schuberth, and continued under Carl Maria von Weber. When he was only sixteen years of age he became director of the Magdeburg Stadttheatre. He was Hof-Kapellmeister at Oldenburg, then Kapellmeister at Riga and Konigsberg in 1835. In 1845 he directed German Opera in St. Petersburg, and died there five years later. He wrote operas and symphonies, and in the smaller forms, sonatas for piano; two string quartets; two quartets for piano and strings.