August Brunetti-Pisano

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August Brunetti-Pisano (24 October 1870 - 1 September 1943), was an Austrian composer.

Brunetti-Pisano was born in St. Gilgen. He was Georg Trakl's piano teacher. He was for a long time the president of the "Kunstgesellschaft Pan" (Society of Arts Pan) in Salzburg. In 1926 the "Brunetti-Gesellschaft" (Brunetti Society) was founded in Vienna.

As a Late Romantic he struggled all his life for recognition, but with little success. Since 2005 he has been rediscovered, especially in Salzburg, where he died.


  • Präludium for the drama Die versunkene Glocke by Gerhart Hauptmann (1897)
  • Venezianische Symphonie (1904, won an award)
  • Peter Schlemihl (opera based on the fairy tale Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte by Adelbert von Chamisso, was presented on stage in 1908 at Ludwigsburg)
  • Das klagende Lied (1908, opera based on the fairy tale Der singende Knochen from the Brothers Grimm's collection; not to be confused with the cantata Das klagende Lied by Gustav Mahler which is another adaptation based on the same fairy tale)
  • Liebesopfer (opera)
  • Djenaneh (opera)
  • Österreichischer Bundesmarsch (Austrian Federal March)
  • Intermezzo for violin and organ (1926)
  • Dem Vaterland for male choir (1927, dedicated to the Austrian National Library)
  • Romanze for violin and piano (1928, Brunetti-Gesellschaft, Salzburg/Vienna)[1]
  • Dithyrambe for choir (1928, text by Klopstock)
  • Symphony in D Major