Ochs, Siegfried



German composer and conductor; born at Frankfort. After studying medicine and chemistry in his native city and at Heidelberg University he attended the Hochschule fur musik at Berlin, and took private lessons from Kiel and Urban. In 1882 he founded at Berlin the Philharmonic Choir. He also directs the Porgeschor at Munich  and the Rülschen Gesangverein in Frankfort, and has introduced unknown works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Liszt, as well as those of his contemporaries, Bruckner, Hugo Wolff and Arnold Mendelssohn. His works comprise a comic opera, Im Namen der Gesetzes (In the name of the law); songs, duets, choruses, and other excellent vocal music, as well as some pianopieces. He is one of the directors of the new Bach Society, and a member of various other organizations. His home is at Berlin.