Uber, Christian Benjamin



Born in Breslau and educated for the law. He became a skilful performer on the harpsichord and other instruments and was so fond of music that he held weekly concerts at his home. These were very popular among patrons of music and became quite pretentious; orchestral and chamber works, operas and operettas being presented. For these entertainments he composed Clarisse, a comic opera in three acts; the cantata Deukalion und Pyrrha; music to the comedy, Der Volontar; eleven concertinos; six divertissements for piano with flute, violin, etc.; nine divertissements with violin, two horns and bass; six sonatas for piano and violin; and quintets for string instruments.