Taubert, Otto



Composer of vocal music and a writer on musical subjects; born at Naumburg-on-Saale, in Prussian Silesia. He studied under Otto Claudius and became prefect of the choir at the local cathedral. After studying at Halle and taking a degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Bonn in 1859 he taught in a number of schools in the Rhine Provinces, Eastern Prussia and Westphalia and in 1865 became professor at the Gymnasium at Torgau, cantor of the Stadtkirche and conductor of the singing society. He has composed Skolion of Kallistratos; male choruses; Salvum fac regem for mixed chorus, and a number of fine songs.