Professionally, he served as a high government official in his native Breslau (modern Wrocław) for much of his career. He studied music with Daniel Gottlob Türk, and was known as a talented amateur musician who regularly organized music evenings at his house. Among the works he composed were a Singspiel, a cantata, an ode, several divertimenti for chamber orchestra, and a sonata and some trios for harpsichord.
Uber was responsible for much development of Breslau's musical life. His son Hermann became a composer and musician; another son, Alexander, made his name as a cello virtuoso. Uber died in Breslau in 1812.
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