List of works by Waldemar von Baussnern

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Selected Sources

  • Wikipedia
  • Teutsch, Karl; Vlaicu, Monica. (2003). Waldemar von Baussnern : Biographie, Briefe, Berichte, Bilder (2 volumes: I. Leben, Werk, Rezeption im Spiegel von Selbstzeugnissen, Briefen, Familienchroniken, Erinnerungen, zeitgenössichen Berichten, Schriften und Rezensionen ; II. Briefe Berichte.) Musikgeschichtliche Studien, Bd. 6. WorldCat. Kludenbach : GMV, Gehann-Musik-Verlag. (Viewed over Google-Snippet for now, but an attempt will be made to interloan the books, which seem to be full of useful information- Baussnern's letters, reports of concerts, &c.)

Many of these works were not published.
Organized basically by composition date (where known) within section.

Original Works

Operas and Dramatic Works

  • Dichter und Welt, musical drama to a libretto by Julius Petri. Composed 1894, premiered 1897, Weimar
  • Dürer in Venice (Dürer in Venedig) (Opera in 2 acts. Libretto: Adolf Bartels based on a text from a novella by Adolf Stern; 1897, published 1898 by B&H, première: Weimar March 3 1900. See Weimar Library Material.)
  • Herbort and Hilde: (“Herbort und Hilde), light heroic opera (Libretto: Eduard König; 1901, première: Mannheim 1902)
  • The Bundschuh (Der Bundschuh) (Libretto: Otto Erler; 1903, première Frankfurt am Main 1904, surviving only in a piano arrangement)
  • Satyros (Satyros) (Libretto: Waldemar von Baußnern based on a text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; 1922, première: Basel 1923)

Choral works

  • The Birth of Jesus (Die Geburt Jesu), Christmas motet for soprano, alto, choir, orchestra and organ (1911) (posthumously published, 1999, Kludenbach : Gehann-Musik-Verlag)
  • Symphony No. 3 Leben ("Dritte Symphonie Leben mit Schlußchor nach Goethes Ganymed") (with a final chorus, "Ganymed", based on a text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1911)
  • The Song of Songs on Life and Death (Das Hohe Lied vom Leben und Sterben), oratorio for soloists, choir and orchestra (1913, surviving only in a piano arrangement)
  • Symphony No. 5 Es ist ein Schnitter, heißt der Tod (with a final chorus ("8-St.") based on the eponymous folk song, 1922)
  • Aus unserer Not, Kantate für Bariton, Chor und Orgel (based on a text by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, 1923)
  • Ich will den Herrn loben für Chor und Orgel (nach Psalm 34 1925)
  • Das Göttliche für Chor und Orchester (based on a text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1927)
  • Hafis, Sinfonische Kantate für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Orgel (based on a text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1928, pub. and premiered 1929)
  • numerous smaller a cappella compositions, including:
  • Deutschland! Heil’ger Name!, Hymne für gemischten Chor (based on a text by August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben)

Orchestral Works

  • Champagner (overture for large orchestra, 1899)
  • Symphony No. 1 in A major Jugend (1899?)
  • Symphony No. 2 in B minor Dem Andenken von Johannes Brahms (1899)
  • Symphony No. 3 - see Choral Works
  • Symphony No. 4 in C minor (1914)
  • Chamber Symphony Himmlische Idyllen für 10 Streicher und Orgel (1916) (posthumously published, 2004, Kludenbach : Gehann-Musik-Verlag)
  • Symphony No. 5 - see Choral Works
  • Symphony No. 6 Psalm der Liebe (with solo soprano in Elizabeth Barrett-Browning's paraphrase of Rainer Maria Rilke, 1921)
  • Hymnische Stunden, three pieces for string orchestra (1925)
  • Symphony No. 7 Die Ungrische in D (1925-6)
  • Suite Dem Lande meiner Kindheit (1929)
  • Symphony No. 8 (1930)
  • Passacaglia and Fuge for large orchestra (1931)

Chamber Music

  • String Quartet No. 1 (1893)
  • Piano Quintet in E♭ major (1896)
  • Serenade for Violin, Clarinet and Piano in E♭ major (1898)
  • Quintet for Piano, Winds and Strings in F major (1898)
  • String Sextet (1910)
  • Hungarian Theme and Variations, Passacaglia and Fugue for Violin and Piano (1916)
  • Violin Sonata (1916)
  • String Quartet No. 2 (1918)
  • Piano Trio 'Weimar' in A major (1921) (published by Vieweg, 1925)
  • String Quartet No. 3 (1923) (posthumously published, 1994, Kludenbach : Gehann-Musik-Verlag)
  • Hungarian Sonate for Violin and Piano (1923)
  • 4 Instrumental Suites for Violin, Flute, Clarinet, Cello and Piano (1924) (no.1 for violin and piano, no.2 (A minor) for flute and piano and no.3 in D minor for clarinet and piano, pub. by Vieweg in 1924; no.4 (C major) for cello and piano published in 1925 by Vieweg)
  • Piano Trio in G minor (major?) O bellissima Italia (pub. 1925)
  • 3 Fantasiestücke (Violin and piano) (pub. 1925)
  • 3 Trio Sonatas for two Violins and Piano(1928)
  • Three Serious Pieces for Violin, Viola, Cello and Organ (1928)

Piano Music

  • Sonata eroica in C♯ minor (1906) (pub. Leuckart, 1910)
  • Prelude, Fugue and Finale for two pianos (1914)
  • 3 Little Sonatas (1916, published 1925 by Ries & Erler (Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1925), p.134))
  • 2 Preludes and Fugues Dem Gedächtnis der Toten - Den Lebenden (1916) (pub. by Vieweg, 1924)
  • Suite Nächtliche Visionen (1926) (pub. Berlin : Wölbing-Verlag, 1927)

Organ Music

  • Choral Fantasy on "Aus tiefer Not" (1912)
  • Sonata in A minor (1926 June) (published by Vieweg, 1927)
  • Passacaglia in C minor (1927) (published by Vieweg, 1927, and performed by Fritz Heitmann in that year)
  • 3 Preludes and Fugues (1928)
  • Prelude and Triple Fugues in A minor (1930)
  • Choral preludes


  • Zwölf Lieder zur Laute für Singstimme und Laute (1911)
  • Gesänge aus der Tiefe für Bariton und Orchester (based on texts by Friedrich Rückert, Friedrich Nietzsche, Nikolaus Lenau, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe), 1921
  • Die himmlische Orgel, Liederzyklus für Alt oder Bariton, Kammerorchester und Orgel (based on a text by Richard von Volkmann, 1924)
  • numerous songs for voice and piano
    The Leipzig Music Library has the autograph of the Gesang der Sappho, Op.8.


  • Gunlöd (a completed arrangement of an unfinished fragmentary opera by Peter Cornelius, 1906)
  • Der Barbier von Bagdad
  • numerous arrangements of folk songs, including: *Alte Volkslieder, dreistimmig gesetzt (1913)