Gustav Kastropp

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Gustav Kastropp (30 August 1844 – 11 September 1925) was a German poet, librettist and musician. Kastropp's texts were used by composers such as Georg Schumann, Eugen d'Albert and Bernhard Stavenhagen.

Biography[edit]

Kastropp was born in Salmünster, Hesse. He went to Gymnasium in Göttingen and just like his father he worked as a pharmacist. He studied music at the conservatories in Stuttgart, Göttingen and Sondershausen. From 1874 to 1877 he taught literature at the Großherzogliche Orchesterschule in Weimar.[1]

He died in Hildesheim, Germany.

Works[edit]

  • König Elfs Lieder (1875)
  • Helene (1875)
  • Suleika (1876)
  • Gnomenmärchen (1877)
  • Dornröschen (1877)
  • Das vierblättrige Kleebatt (1879), with Richard Roltsch
  • Kain (1880)
  • Heinrich von Ofterdingen (1880)
  • Agamemnon (1890)
  • Gunhild (1891)
  • Phantasien und Märchen (1891)
  • Gernot (1896), libretto for an opera by Eugen d'Albert
  • Der Improvisator (1902), libretto for an opera by Eugen d'Albert

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dirk Kemper: "Gustav Kastropp", in: Hildesheimer Literaturlexikon von 1800 bis heute, p. 129–130.

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