Amateur composer; born in Berlin and lived there all his life. He studied under Gürelich and was intimately acquainted with Fasch, Zelter and Carl Maria von Weber. He became a lawyer and in 1813 was appointed counselor at the City court. He journeyed to Paris in 1826 to make the acquaintance of Rossini and Boieldieu. His compositions include the opera, Alpenhirten, the vaudeville Thibaut von Lovis, monologues from Maria Stuart and the Bride of Messina, music to the drama Liebe und Frieden, more than one hundred songs, which were very successful; thirty-three part-songs, cantatas, duets, terzets, a requiem, two masses, and other sacred works for the Roman Catholic St. Ludwigskirche, two overtures, three quartets for strings, and other instrumental music.