Schumann, Georg Alfred
German pianist and composer; born at Konigstein, where his father was city musical director. Having studied under him and under Baumfelder, Fischer and Rullfuss at Dresden he became a pupil of Jadassohn, Reinecke and Zwintscher at the Leipsic Conservatory, where he won the Beethoven prize in 1887. In 1888 he brought out his Amor und Psyche. Leaving Leipsic he lived for two years at Berlin. He conducted the Gesangverein at Dantzic for five years, and in 1896 went to Bremen as director of the Philharmonic orchestra and chorus, but since 1900 has been conductor of the Singakademie at Berlin. His name became known in America by his symphonic variations on a Seventeenth Century choral. Among his other works are an orchestral suite; an overture; variations and double fugue; a trio for strings; pianomusic, and songs.