Uber, Alexander



Celebrated violoncellist; the second son of Christian Benjamin Uber. Born at Breslau, and studied violin of Janitzek, composition of Schnabel and was also a pupil of Johann Jager. He made a successful concert tour of Germany in 1804 and lived for some years at Basel. In 1821 he returned to his native town and two years later became chapelmaster to Prince Carolath. His compositions consist of music for strings and wind-instruments as well as songs, and include a cello concerto, variations for cello with strings or full orchestra, caprices for cello, a septet for clarinet, horn, two violas, violin and two celli.