Urban, Friedrich Julius
Singer and composer; born in Berlin, the brother of Heinrich Urban. He was a pupil of H. Ries and Hellmann for violin, Grell for theory, Elsler and Mantius for voice. As a boy he sang solos in the Royal Cathedral Choir under Neithardt. As a teacher he has been much sought after and has been very successful as professor of singing in the schools of Berlin. In connection with the latter he wrote Die Kunst des Gesangs, an educational work of value. He has also published a number of songs.