Richard Wüerst

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Richard Wüerst (22 February 1824 – 9 October 1881)[1] 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 Prussian Academy of Arts 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).[2] One of his notable students was Heinrich Hofmann.[citation needed] See: List of music students by teacher: T to Z#Richard Wüerst.

Selected works[edit]


  • Der Rotmantel (1848 Berlin)
  • Vineta (21 December 1862, Bratislava)[3]
  • 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)[4][5][6]
  • A concerto for violin, op. 37[7]

Instrumental music[edit]

  • Russian Suite for Strings, op. 81[8]
  • Three string quartets, op.33 (A minor, D major, G major)[9]



  1. ^ Slonimsky, Nicolas (1978). "Wüerst, Richard (Ferdinand)". Baker's Biographical dictionary of musicians (6th ed.). New York: Schirmer Books. p. 1918. ISBN 0028702409.
  2. ^ Champlin, John Denison; Apthorp, William Foster. (1899) Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians at Google Books. C. Scribner's sons. Volume 3. page 603.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Chrysander and Müller (1864), pp. 172-5.
  5. ^ "Hofmeisters Monatsberichte". 1852. Retrieved February 1, 2011.
  6. ^ OCLC 57391136.
  7. ^ Chrysander and Müller (1864), p. 175.
  8. ^ OCLC 24415614.
  9. ^ HMB, published Friedländer, 1860

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