Richard Wüerst (22 February 1824 – 9 October 1881) was a German composer, music professor and pedagogue.
Wüerst was born and died in Berlin. He was a pupil of Carl Friedrich Rungenhagen at the Akademie der Künste and a pupil of Felix Mendelssohn's. He later taught in the conservatory of Theodor Kullak (what would soon become the Stern Conservatory) and edited the Neue Berliner Musikzeitung (from 1874–75). One of his notable students was Heinrich Hofmann.
- Der Rotmantel (1848 Berlin)
- Vineta (21 December 1862, Bratislava)
- Die Gastspielreise, Dramatisch-musikalischer Scherz en un acte (after Adolf von Winterfeld). Publié à Berlin: Bloch, ca. 1868.
- Faublas, comic opera in three acts, after a Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvray, libretto by Ernst Wichert (1873 Berlin)
- A-ing-fo-hi, comic opera in three acts, after a story by Anton Giulio Barrili, libretto by Ernst Wichert (28 January 1878, Berlin)
- Die Offiziere der Kaiserin (1878 Berlin)
- Der Stern von Turan
- Three symphonies (including opus 21 in F, second symphony opus 54(2?) in D minor and opus 36 in C minor, no. 3)
- A concerto for violin, op. 37
- Russian Suite for Strings, op. 81
- Three string quartets, op.33 (A minor, D major, G major)
- ^ Slonimsky, Nicolas (1978). "Wüerst, Richard (Ferdinand)". Baker's Biographical dictionary of musicians (6th ed.). New York: Schirmer Books. p. 1918. ISBN 0028702409.
- ^ Champlin, John Denison; Apthorp, William Foster. (1899) Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians at Google Books. C. Scribner's sons. Volume 3. page 603.
- ^ Review of opera score (pub. by Bote & Bock) in Nov. 4 1863 issue of Neue Berliner musikzeitung at Google Books, vol. 17, beginning p. 353.
- ^ Chrysander and Müller (1864), pp. 172-5.
- ^ "Hofmeisters Monatsberichte". 1852. Retrieved February 1, 2011.
- ^ OCLC 57391136.
- ^ Chrysander and Müller (1864), p. 175.
- ^ OCLC 24415614.
- ^ HMB, published Friedländer, 1860