List of works by Paul Colberg

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  • Hofmeisters Monatsberichte
  • Pazdirek
  • concert reviews from Los Angeles Herald in 1892

Works published

  • Agnus Dei for 3 Voices (Forlivesi)
  • Albumblatt in E for Piano (Berlin-Wilmersdorf, 1919)
  • Andante appassionato for Violin and Piano (Heller)
  • Ave Maria for Mandolin or Violin and Piano (Forlivesi)
  • Cavatine for Violin and Piano (Ashdown, 1899)
  • Conzert Walzer for Piano (Ashdown, 1899)
  • Aus alter Zeit - Da tempi passati – Minuet for Piano (Forlivesi, 1895) or Menuett for Orchestra (Bellmann)
  • Flute Concerto (Rudall)
  • Forget me not for Voice and Piano (Edwin D. Lloyds, 1900)
  • Der gläserne Berg – Sprechtondichtung (Kuhles, 1911, , Text: F.E. Köhler-Haussen, Premiere: 1911-10, Chemnitz according to Stieger: Opernlexikon)
  • Das große Narrenspiel – Sprechtondichtung (Epistel-Verlag, Text: F.E. Köhler-Haussen, Premiere: 1910-11-27, Chemnitz according to Stieger: Opernlexikon)
  • The Jacobite Regiment – Opera (Text: J. Mewburn Levien, H.O. Nicholson, text book published by Edwin D. Lloyds, 1902) - Opera mentioned in Western Daily Press on November, 17th 1902 (premiere announced in Weimar) and a 1903 New Zealand newspaper
  • Legende for Piano (Forsyth Brothers)
  • 4 Lieder for Voice and Piano (Wolff, 1894; Kaun, 1904)
  1. Womit hab' ich dich erzürnt
  2. Das alte Lied
  3. An die Mädchen - Ihr besonders dauert mich/Most of all it saddens me for Voice and Piano (Text: Ludwig Uhland; Verlag von Theobald Dietrich, Dresden)
  4. Studentenabschied (also for Male Chorus and Piano ad libitum (Wolff, 1894; Tiefenbach, 1913))
  • 2 Lieder for Voice, Flute and Piano (Stettin: Simon, 1922) (Text: Leo Heller (1876-1949)) (dedicated to the jewish flutist Alfred Lichtenstein (1901-1986), score in the Lichenstein papers at the Leo Baeck Institute, New York)
  1. Der verunglückte Mond: 'Der Mond fiel in die Blumen'
  2. Besuch: 'Guten Abend, Junker Fadenschein'
  • Eine Melodie for Violin and Piano (Chanot, 1907)
  • Die Nacht for Cello and Piano (Berlin-Schöneberg: Ursula-Verlag, reprinted Berlin-Wilmersdorf: Hansa-Verlag, 1919)
  • Reverie for Violin and Piano (Chanot, 1897)
  • Scherzo brillante for Piano (A.M. Heller, 1900)
  • 3 Sketches for Piano (Forsyth Brothers, 1898)
  1. Arabesque
  2. Melancholie
  3. Fughetta
  • Violin Sonata (composed 1891/2; Forlivesi, 1893) - first performance? March, 10th 1892 Los Angeles (Mr. Tomaszewicz and Paul Colberg)
  • Song of the Mermaid (Edwin D. Lloyds)
  • Spanisches Liedchen/As my Mother Dear Doth Scold for Voice and Piano (Benser, 1910)
  • Wiegenlied - Cradle Song for Voice, Violin obligato ad libitum and Piano (Dietrich, 1892)
  • Wake! Oh, Wind! (Edwin D. Lloyds)

Transcriptions and arrangements for Piano

  • Karl Heinrich Döring, Sang der Deutschen Marine op.116/11 (Wolff, Dresden, 1895)
  • Adolf Gunkel, Schlummerlied (Lehne & Co., 1911)

Unpublished Works (from concerts)

  • Festival-Overture (composed 1888) - March, 14th 1889 Los Angeles (Paul Colberg with Orchestra)
    • arranged for piano 4 hands - March, 10th 1892 Los Angeles (Mr. Chas. Ward and Paul Colberg)
  • Truly Fate is most unkind for Voice and Piano (composed 1888) - March, 10th 1892 Los Angeles (Miss Ethel Graham and Paul Colberg)
  • Quartet in a for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello - mentioned in Jansa: Deutsche Tonkünstler und Musiker, 1911 ; and in the journal Melos July 1 1921, p.199, same key (may be a reference to another work by Colberg for the same instrumentation)
  • String quartet (composed 1889) - announced for the concert on March, 10th 1892, but performance cancelled
  • Symphony in d - mentioned in Jansa: Deutsche Tonkünstler und Musiker, 1911
  • Symphony No.2 in Es (composed summer 1921) - (manuscript in the papers of the jewish flutist Alfred Lichtenstein (1901-1986) at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York)
  • Symphonic Variations for Strings - July, 26th 1899 London (London Academy of Music)
  • Trio in Es for Clarinet, Viola and Piano - mentioned in Jansa: Deutsche Tonkünstler und Musiker, 1911
  • Piano Concerto (mentioned, source not given?? "noch ungedruckt" - published in manuscript?...) - see Melos July 1 1921, p.199 again
  • Several symphonic poems (Schicksalsklänge ; Amors Triumphszug) - also mentioned in Melos source above


  • Die Anfangsgründe der Harmonielehre (Hertz, Dresden, 1894)
  • The Study of Harmony (Doremi, 1898)
  • Als fahrender Musikant in Kalifornien. (Hoendcke, 1907)
This book is about a friend, who travelled to California to make a living as musician. The book contains many anecdotes, but a few facts. The most important is his friend becoming director of the German Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. The 1891 city directory of Los Angeles lists Paul Colberg himself as director.
  • Harmony easily and progressively arranged. (William Reeves, 1908)