Tottmann, Carl Albert

1837-

 

Violinist and writer on musical subjects; born at Zittau, Saxony. After studying at Dresden under Dotzauer, Reissiger and Seeleman, he became the pupil of Hauptmann at the Leipsic Conservatory. He was one of the violinists in the Gewandhaus Orchestra, and from 1868 to 1870 he was orchestra conductor at the Old Theatre. Later he was director of several singing societies, lectured and taught aesthetics, theory and history of music. He wrote some hymns for male chorus and brasses; Ostern and Christnacht and Die stille Wasserrose for mixed chorus, with piano accompaniment; other choruses for mixed and male voices; a melodrama entitled Dornroschen, piano-pieces and songs.