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.
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.
He died in Hildesheim, Germany.
- 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
- Dirk Kemper: "Gustav Kastropp", in: Hildesheimer Literaturlexikon von 1800 bis heute, p. 129–130.
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