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date: 21 February 2020

Sieber, Ferdinand locked

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(b Vienna, Dec 5, 1822; d Berlin, Feb 19, 1895). Austrian singer and teacher . The son of a bass singer, Kaspar Sieber (1796–1827), who appeared in theatres in Vienna, Berlin and elsewhere, he was a pupil of J. A. Miksch in Dresden and had some career as a singer in Detmold and other German cities before studying in Italy under Ronconi and Farini. He appeared in Spain, Russia and in Germany before settling in 1854 as a teacher and critic in Berlin, where he had great influence through his numerous publications. He composed songs and other works, especially solfeggi (of which he wrote 696). His didactic works include Völlständiges Lehrbuck der Gesangskunst (Magdeburg, 1858, 2 /1878), Die Aussprache des italienischen in Gesang (1860), Katechismus der Gesangskunst (1862, 6 /1903), a series of volumes Kurze Anleitung zum gründlichen Studium der Gesangskunst...

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