Friedrich Baumfelder

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Friedrich August Wilhelm Baumfelder
File:Friedrich Baumfelder mit Frau Emma.jpg
Friedrich Baumfelder (left) with his wife Emma on a trip in England.
Born (1836-05-28)May 28, 1836
Died September 8, 1916(1916-09-08) (aged 80)
Nationality German
Alma mater Leipzig Conservatory
Occupation Composer, conductor, and pianist
Style Romantic

Friedrich August Wilhelm Baumfelder (28 May 1836 – 8 September 1916 in Dresden) was a German composer of classical music, conductor, and pianist. He started in the Leipzig Conservatory, and went on to become a well-known composer of his time. His many works were mostly solo salon music, but also included symphonies, piano concertos, operas, and choral works. Though many publishers published his work, they have since fallen into obscurity.

Life and Family

Friedrich Baumfelder was the third of seven children.[1] His father was Carl Friedrich Gotthelf Baumfelder (1798–1865), a school reformer and pedagogue, and his mother was Friederike Ernestine (1806–1882).

At an early age, Baumfelder was admitted to the Leipzig Conservatory where he studied with Ignaz Moscheles and Moritz Hauptmann[2] and later obtained a scholarship. His other teachers included Johann Schneider and Julius Otto. After leaving the Leipzig Conservatory, Baumfelder returned to Dresden where he worked as a cantor and music and piano teacher at the Dreikönigskirche. He taught Georg Schumann, who became one of his most successful students. In 1875, he became director of the Robert Schumann Singakademie,[3] a post he held for several decades. Eventually, he became a successful and well known teacher and composer.

As Baumfelder gained recognition, he often went abroad to England, France, and later, the United States to perform. He and his wife Emma Baumfelder (née Skrimshire) had had five sons and two daughters: Henry (1864–1900),[4] Fritz (1867–1888) (who composed as well), Florence (1869–1954),[5] William (nickname Willie) (1870-fl.1901),[6] Gustav Baumfelder (1870-1931),[7] Selma Marie Elisabeth (1871-1949), and Herbert Alfred Maria (1872–1946),[8]


A tribute to Baumfelder was published on May 27, 1936 in the Dresdner Gazette, a day before the hundredth anniversary of his birth. It said:

It's been 100 years since Friedrich Baumfelder was born, on May 28th. In Dresden, many people will remember him as the old tall figure with the white, flowing hair under his hat...

It goes on to mention that Baumfelder had written several oratorios, and a setting of the 40th Psalm. These works have since been lost and possibly destroyed during World War II. The article also talks about how the Dresdner Liedertafel praised him, since he was under its leadership for two years:

The [Dresdner] Liedertafel biography of him [Friedrich Baumfelder] says that he was zealous and always prepared, and conducted with the most charming skills (...) A memorial for the former musical leader of the Dresden Liedertafel will the Trinity Cemetery...

Baumfelder is still known in the United States, Germany, and in Great Britain today, but only for a few of his works, mentioned below.

Musical works

Baumfelder composed more than 400 works, including symphonies, overtures, piano concerti, operas, choral works, and solo piano music.[9] His Confidence, Op. 48 (lost), Rondo Mignon, Op. 49, Kinderscenen, Op. 270, and Rococo, Op. 367, were among his most popular works, and his Tirocinium musicae, Op. 300 was greatly demanded.

A great number of his works are lost, having been destroyed in World War II, and only a part of his oeuvre survives today.

His most known compositions today are the Peasant Dance from Op.208 and the Melody in F major (opus unknown or not assigned), which are played by students studying piano. More recordings of his works recently[when?] surfaced on CD by the Sächsische Posaunenmission, including his motet Praise the Lord.

List of works with Opus numbers

This list of compositions by Friedrich August Wilhelm Baumfelder is categorized in the following way:

  • Opus: The opus number of the work(s) (if any).
  • Composition: The work title.
  • Date: The date the work was published, performed, composed, or copyrighted; whichever was earliest.
  • Key: The key of the work(s).
  • Instrument(s): The instrument(s) or force(s) used to play this work.
  • Notes: More information about the work(s).

The date shown is the earliest publication or copyrighted (if not date performed or composed) of the work that are known of. Any of these works could have been published or copyrighted at an earlier date.

Opus Composition Date Key Instrument Notes
1 Four Canons[10] May 1855 Pianoforte
2 Two Serenades December 1856 Pianoforte lost
3(a) Zwei Lieder[11] 1865? Pianoforte and Tenor Voice Words by Heinrich Heine. If the cover says "Fr. Baumfelder" this may be by Fritz, not Friedrich Baumfelder. First work definitely by "Fritz" is his opus 1 a few years after this, so time is more consistent.
3(a)/1 Lautes Geheimnis ("Die blauen Frühlingsaugen") 1865? Pianoforte and Tenor Voice Dubious? (See above)
3(a)/2 Verlorne Liebe ("Wir wuchsen in demselben Thal") 1865? Pianoforte and Tenor Voice Dubious? (See above)
3(b) Chant du Berger February 1856 Pianoforte More likely to be by Friedrich Baumfelder given date of publication-Schissel
4 Une Fleur du Printemps April 1856 Pianoforte
5 Valse brilliante November 1856 Pianoforte
6 Lied f. Sopran aus: Die Pilgerfahrt der Rose (Denn a Röslein) March 1857 Pianoforte and Soprano Voice lost
7 Freundlich ermahnende Mutter December 1857 Pianoforte lost
8 Nocturne January 1856 Pianoforte
9 3 Fleurs. Morceaux Faciles November 1865 Pianoforte lost
9/1 Le Myosotis November 1865 Pianoforte lost
9/2 La Jacynthe November 1865 Pianoforte lost
9/3 La Rose des Alpes November 1865 Pianoforte lost
10 Sehnsucht nach der Heimath February 1858 Pianoforte
11 La Prière d'un Enfant April 1856 Pianoforte
11/1 Au Matin April 1856 Pianoforte
11/2 Au Soir April 1856 Pianoforte
12 Au Bord du Ruisseau, morceau characteristique February 1858 Pianoforte
13 Je pensais à toi. Pensée musicale September to October 1857 Pianoforte lost
14 Duftiges Veilehen. Klavierstück December 1857 Pianoforte lost
15 Polka brillante pour Piano February 1858 Pianoforte
16 Souvenir de Dresde. Mazurka February 1858 Pianoforte
17 Schillers Abendlied. Klavierstück December 1857 Pianoforte lost
18 Ma Prière pour toi. Nocturne February 1858 Pianoforte
19 Herzeleid. 4 characterische Tonstücke for Pianoforte[12] February 1858 Pianoforte
20 Deux Caprices June 1858 Pianoforte partly lost
20/1 I. June 1858 Pianoforte lost
20/2 II. June 1858 Pianoforte
22 Agathe. Mazourka de Salon February 1859 Pianoforte
23 La Prière d'une Vierge 1859 July Pianoforte lost
24 Marche 1859 July Pianoforte lost
25 Dein Bild. Klavierstück 1859 February Pianoforte lost
26 2me Valse Brilliante 1859 November Pianoforte lost
27 Heimathsgruss. Klavierstück 1859 November Pianoforte lost
28 Ballade 1859 November Pianoforte lost
29 Gruss aus der Ferne[13] 1860 July Pianoforte lost
30 Jugend-Album. 40 kleine Stücke am Pianoforte zu spielen September to October 1860 Pianoforte In 4 books
31 Jessie. Polonaise brillante pour Piano 1868 Pianoforte lost
32 Der Frühling kommt! Klavierstück May 1860 Pianoforte lost
33 Süsser Traum. Klavierstück 1860 July Pianoforte lost
35 Romanze November 1860 Pianoforte lost
36 La Cascade November 1890 Pianoforte lost
38 Henriette-Polka September to October 1858 Pianoforte lost
39 Marcia Funebre 1860 August Pianoforte lost
40 Valse Styrienne, pour Piano 1861 January Pianoforte
41 Tyrolienne élégante, pour Piano 1861 January Pianoforte
42 Beim Schneiden. Melodie für Pianoforte 1861 January Pianoforte
43 Isabelle, polka élégante, pour Piano 1861 January Pianoforte
44 In stiller Nacht, Klavierstück. 1861 January Pianoforte
45 Galop brilliant, pour Piano 1861 January Pianoforte
46 Marie, polonaise brillante, pour Piano 1861 January Pianoforte
47 2me Ballade pour Piano 1861 January Pianoforte
48 Trost. Consolation 1865-66? Pianoforte Lost; also known as Confidence, and Consolation. Andante de Concert
49 Rondo mignon pour Piano February 1865 G major Pianoforte
50 Reisebilder. 5 leichte stücke August 1861 Pianoforte lost;
  • Abschied von der Heimath
  • Wandermarsch
  • Im Elbthal
  • Auf dem See
  • Lustige Schweizer
51 Feuille d'Album ca.1865 Pianoforte lost
52 Pensée ca.1865 Pianoforte lost
53 2me Nocturne November 1861 A major Pianoforte
55 Clara Polka élégante pour Piano 1865 Pianoforte
56 Stumme Liebe. 6 charakteristische Tonstücke September to October 1860 Pianoforte lost; made up of 6 pieces
60 Characteristic Sonata Before April 1879, probably 1865-66 Pianoforte lost; was perhaps one of the two sonatas performed at the Fünfundzwenzigjähriger jubilee?
61 Chanson sans paroles pour Piano ca.1855 acc. to Dresden library Pianoforte partially lost?; Dresden library has at least some of this work, possibly all-Schissel
63 Morceau héroique, pour Piano March 1866 Pianoforte
64 La Rêve, nocturne pour Piano 1865 February Pianoforte
65 Marche militaire pour piano May 1863 Pianoforte
66 Une Larme, nocturne pour Piano October 1863 Pianoforte
67 Transcription brillante sur l'air anglais: God bless the Prince of Wales pour Piano July 1864 Pianoforte lost; Transcription on the English air "God Bless the Prince of Wales"
68 Un Jour de Mai, morceau pour Piano 1866 Pianoforte
69 Loin d'Elle, nocturne pour Piano March 1863 Pianoforte
70 Evelyn. Polka élégante[14] 1864 February Pianoforte
71 Agnès, mélodie[15] 1863 October Pianoforte
72 Croyez Moi! Mélodie 1865 April Pianoforte
73 La Fontaine, morceau characteristique pour pianoforte 1863 March Pianoforte
74 Le Cloches du Soir, nocturne pour piano 1863 March Pianoforte
75 Le Jour saint, 10 morceaux religieux 1863 September Pianoforte Work made up of 10 pieces
77 Chanson d'Amour 1863 Pianoforte
79 Souvenir de Hertford. Polka élégante 1864 December Pianoforte lost
80 Berceuse pour le Piano 1863 Pianoforte
81 Heiteres Bächlein. Klavierstück 1863 July Pianoforte
82 La Rose de Alpes 1864 December Pianoforte
83 Frohe Botschaft. Mazurka 1864 February Pianoforte
84 L'Espérance. Mélodie 1864 July Pianoforte lost
90 Étude mélodique 1863 September Pianoforte lost
91 10 Poesien in 2 books 1864 November Pianoforte lost;
  • Was Grossmama erzhält
  • Scherzo
  • Militar-Marsch
  • Elegie
  • In heiterer Stunde
  • Finale
  • Gretchen am Spinnrade
  • Capriccio
  • Sage
  • Am Kamin
94 Valse-Impromptu pour Piano 1864 April Pianoforte
95 Transcriptions élégantes 1863 Pianoforte Work made up of 5 pieces;
97 La Forza de Destino, Opéra de G. Verdi. Fantasie élégante 1863 May Pianoforte lost; Fantasie on the opera La Forza de Destino by Giuseppe Verdi
98 Fantasie élégante sur l'Opera: Il Trovatore, de Verdi 1865 June Pianoforte lost; Fantasie on the opera Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
100 10 Studien in 2 books 1863 September Pianoforte
101 Suite 1864 July Pianoforte Was perhaps one of the two suites performed at the Fünfundzwenzigjähriger jubilee?
101/1 Canonische Fantasie 1864 July Pianoforte
101/2 Präludium 1864 July Pianoforte
101/3 Adagio 1864 July Pianoforte
101/4 Menuett 1864 July Pianoforte
101/5 Scherzo 1864 July Pianoforte
101/6 Finale 1864 July Pianoforte
102 Norma del Bellini 1863 December Pianoforte lost; Fantasie on the opera Norma by Bellini
103 Faust de Goundod April 1864 Pianoforte lost; Fantasie on the opera Faust by Goundod
104 Les Huguenots, de Meyerbeer. Fantasie élégante pour Piano. 1870 August Pianoforte lost; Fantasy on "Les Huguenots" by Giacomo Meyerbeer
105 Brautlied April 1865 Pianoforte lost
106 Kurze Studien charakterisischen und mechanischen Inhalts zur Ausbildung des Vortrags u.d. Technik in 2 books November 1865 Pianoforte lost
107 La Traviata, de Verdi. Fantasie brilliante pour Piano. 1868 Pianoforte lost; Fantasy on "La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi
111 Mädchen am Bache. Idylle 1865 March Pianoforte lost
112 Vöglein in den Zweigen 1865 May Pianoforte lost
113 La petite Coquette 1865 May Pianoforte lost
114 Im Mondenschein. Nachtgesang 1864 Pianoforte
115 La Gazelle. Valse élégante 1864 Pianoforte
116 Le Petit Tambour. Marche facile et brilliante 1864 Pianoforte
117 Emmy. Mazurka für Pianoforte 1868 Pianoforte lost
118 3ème Serenade April 1866 Pianoforte
119 Trinklied ohne Worte. Klavierstück. 1860s Pianoforte
120 Trio for Pianoforte, Violin, and Violincello[16] 1864 D minor Piano Trio unpublished and lost; was performed at the Fünfundzwenzigjähriger jubilee
122 Transcription über das bel Lied von Martha von Löben Du hörst wie durch die Tannen 1865 September–October Pianoforte lost; transcription of the lied Du hörst wie durch die Tannen by Martha von Löben (dates unknown)
123 Rigoletto, de Verdi. Fantasie de Salon pour Piano. Pianoforte lost; Fantasy on "Rigoletto" by Giuseppe Verdi
124 Jägers Abendlied. Klavierstück. Pianoforte lost
125 Vögleins Erwachen. Klavierstück. Pianoforte lost
126 Lucia, de Donizetti. Fantasie de Salon pour Piano á 4 mains. 1870 August Pianoforte or Pianoforte duet lost; Fantasy on "Lucia di Lammermoor" by Gaetano Donizetti
130 Souvenir de Dresde, valse gracieuse pour Piano. 1866 Pianoforte
131 Souvenir de Londres, mazurka élégante pour Piano. 1866 Pianoforte
140 Wanderers Sehnsucht. Nachtgesang 1868 Pianoforte lost
141 In der Ferne (La jeune Captive) November 1865 Pianoforte lost
142 Chanson des Pecheurs 1868 Pianoforte lost
143 Valse-Étude 1868 Pianoforte lost
144 Silberglöckchen. Mélodie 1868 Pianoforte lost
146 La Prieré d'une Mére. Nocturne 1868 Pianoforte arranged for orchestra and military band, versions published in 1885
147 Styrienne élégante pour piano 1866 November Pianoforte
148 Liebliches Sternlein. Tonstück 1866 November Pianoforte lost
149 Charlotte. Polka trembelante 1866 November Pianoforte lost
150 Neueste Schule der Gelänfigkeit. 10 etuden für mittlere Spieler. In 2 books 1868 Pianoforte lost
151 Heimweh. Mélodie 1868 Pianoforte lost
154(a) 3 petits Morceaux pour Piano 1866 November Pianoforte lost
154(a)/1 La Rosette blanche 1866 November Pianoforte lost
154(a)/2 Rondo facile 1866 November Pianoforte lost
154(a)/3 La Fille villageoise 1866 November Pianoforte lost
154(b) Weisses Röschen. Elegie 1868 Pianoforte lost. typo in Hofmeisters for opus 155 (or something else?)
156 Herzennwunsch Romanze 1868 Pianoforte lost
157 5 Kinderstück June 1866 Pianoforte lost
159 Remembrance 1868 G major Pianoforte Also known as Erinnerung. Lied ohne Worte
160 Carneval de Venice. Morceau Brillante 1868 Pianoforte lost
161 Bilder in Tönen. Sechs leichte Klavierstücke 1884 Pianoforte partly lost; work made up of 6 pieces
161/1 Auf dem Wasser 1884 Pianoforte lost
161/2 Totes Vöglein 1884 Pianoforte lost
161/3 Die lustigen Tyroler 1884 Pianoforte
161/4 Armer Bettler 1884 Pianoforte lost
161/5 1884? Pianoforte lost
161/6 Betendes Kind 1884 Pianoforte lost
162 Sous la Fenêtre. Sérénade 1868 Pianoforte lost
163 Neue practische Pianoforteschule. New and practical Instruction Book for the Piano. Nouvelle méthode pour le Piano 1872 November Pianoforte Text in German, French, and English
164 Roméo et Julliete, de Gounod. Fantasie de Salon 1868 Pianoforte lost; based on the opera Romeo et Juliette by Charles Gounod
165 Valse brillante de l`opéra "Romeo et Juliette" de Ch. Gounod 1867 November Pianoforte Based on the opera Romeo et Juliette by Charles Gounod
166 Le Désir. Romance 1867 November Pianoforte lost
167 Romance italienne 1868 May Pianoforte lost
168 Le petit Savoyard. Morceau caractér 1868 May Pianoforte lost
169 Vögleins Traum. Klavierstück 1868 May Pianoforte lost
170 Variationen über Original Thema 1883 A minor Pianoforte lost
171 Glöckchenspiel. Clavierstück 1883 Pianoforte
172 Songe du Bonheur. Mélodie 1883 Pianoforte lost
173 Les Hirondelles. Morceau brilliante 1883 Pianoforte lost
174 Musikal. Bilderbuch. 3 melodien. Klavierstücke. 1850 Pianoforte lost
174/1 Im Walde 1850 Pianoforte lost
174/2 Am Feierabend 1850 Pianoforte lost
174/3 Hirtenglöckchen 1850 Pianoforte lost
175 Albumblätter: Drei Präludienartige Stücke für Piano 1850 Pianoforte
176 Ruhe am Abend. Melodisches Klavierstück 1869 July Pianoforte lost
177 Goldfischchen. Charakterstück für Pianoforte 1869 July Pianoforte lost
178 Transcription für Pianoforte über: Ich Hab' im Traum geweinet von König 1869 August Pianoforte lost
179 Trost in Thränen. Melodischen Klavierstück 1870 June Pianoforte lost
180 Soldatengruss. Klavierstück 1870 June Pianoforte lost
181 Die Forelle. Charakterstück für Pianoforte November 1869 Pianoforte
182 Spielmannslied. Klavierstück 1869 November Pianoforte lost
183 Schneeglöckchen. Klavierstück 1870 May Pianoforte lost
184 Spinnerlied für Pianoforte 1869 November Pianoforte lost
185 Fluchtige Wellen. Melodischen Etude für Pianoforte 1870 April Pianoforte lost
186 Traum vom Liebchen. Charakteristisches Tonstück für Pianoforte ca.1870 Pianoforte lost
187 Nocturne napolitain pour Piano 1870 January Pianoforte lost
188 Traum vom Liebchen. Characteristisches Tonstück published 1870 April Haslinger. Pianoforte HMB 1870 page 48. poss. lost.
189 Menuett 1870 June Pianoforte 188, 189 published by Häslinger
191 Aschenbrödel. Polka-mazurka. published 1870 April Hofmeister. Pianoforte HMB 1870 page 48. poss. lost.
192 Barcarole (no.1). published 1870 April Hofmeister. Pianoforte HMB 1870 page 48. poss. lost?
193 Hirtengesang. Idylle. November 1870, Häslinger Pianoforte HMB 1870 page 159.
194 Vergissmeinnicht. Romanze. November 1870, Häslinger Pianoforte HMB 1870 page 159
194a Herzenskönigin. Polka brilliante April 1881 Pianoforte lost
195 Tonblüthen - 12 Pieces 1871 December Pianoforte
195/1 „Sonst spielt’ ich mit Scepter“ after Lortzing 1871 December Pianoforte
195/2 Ständchen v. Schubert „Leise flehen“. 1871 December Pianoforte
195/3 Romanze aus Fra Diavolo „Seht ihr auf steilen Höh’n“. 1871 December Pianoforte
195/4 Thüringer Volkslied „Ach, wie ist’s möglich dann“. 1871 December Pianoforte
195/5 „Wenn du noch eine Mutter hast“ v. Neumann. 1871 December Pianoforte
195/6 „Ihres Auges himmlisch Strahlen“ aus d. Troubadour (Trovatore) v. Verdi. 1871 December Pianoforte
195/7 „O weine nicht“ v. Kücken. 1871 December Pianoforte
195/8 „Wie schön bist du“ v. Weidt. 1871 December Pianoforte
195/9 „Herzliebchen mein unter’m Rebendach“ v. Conradi. 1871 December Pianoforte
195/10 „Der Vogelfänger“ u. „In diesen heil’gen Hallen“ a. d. Zauberflöte v. Mozart. (Papageno.) 1871 December Pianoforte
195/11 „Einsam bin ich nicht alleine“ a. Preciosa v. Weber. 1871 December Pianoforte
195/12 „Ach so fromm“ von Martha v. Flotow. 1871 December Pianoforte
197 Gondellied July 1871 Pianoforte lost
199 Au coin du feu July 1871 Pianoforte lost
200 Drei Original Mazurken für Pianoforte[17] 1871 September Pianoforte lost
200/1 Von Chopin 1871 September Pianoforte lost
200/2 Moscheles 1871 September Pianoforte lost
200/3 Rubinstein 1871 September Pianoforte lost
206 Caprice hongroise February 1872 Pianoforte lost
207 Schlummerlied 1876 March–April F major Pianoforte
208 Small Piano Pieces for the Young 1872? Pianoforte partly lost; Work made up 5 pieces or more?
208/1 Moosröschen July 1872 Pianoforte lost
208/5 Peasant Dance (Bäuerlich Tanz) 1872? G major Pianoforte
208/7 The First Violet 1872? A major Pianoforte lost
209 Le Colibri. Chanson sans paroles. 1872 February Pianoforte
210 In der Ferne. Melodie. 1872 February Pianoforte
212 Valse Etude No.2 1872 October Pianoforte
213 Auprès du Berceau 1877 April Pianoforte
214 Alpenlieder 1876 March–April Pianoforte
215 Album für Anfänger des Klavierspiels. 1877 April Pianoforte description in HMB: 24 gefällige Tonstücke in stufenweiser Reihenfolge. in 3 volumes.
216 Humoristische Studien 1872 October Pianoforte
217 In froher Stunde. Sechs Characterstücke für Piano 1872 Pianoforte lost; Work made up of 6 pieces
220 Knospen und Blüthen 1873 July Pianoforte
221 Abendständchen. Sérenade für das pianoforte November 1872 Pianoforte
223 Barcarole No.2 published 1874, C.F.W. Siegel Pianoforte source: HMB 1874 p. 139. poss.lost.
224 Alpenglöckchen, melody 1874 July, Siegel Pianoforte source: HMB 1874 p. 139. poss.lost.
225 Impromptu-Polka 1876 May F major Pianoforte
226 Fröhliches Wandern 1872 April Pianoforte lost
228 Getäuschtes Hoffen. Romanze. 1873 August Pianoforte lost
230 1874 February Pianoforte lost. This may be one piece, not a group of pieces. Listed in Hofmeister as "Rondo mignon (no.2)". (Question of interpretation until and unless work itself is found?)
230/2 Rondo Mignon 1874 February F major Pianoforte lost
231 Zur Guitarre. Intermezzo für Pianoforte. 1874 February Pianoforte
232 Romance italienne 1875 December Pianoforte
233 Babillard. Humoresque for Piano 1874 June Pianoforte
234 Le petit Soldat 1874 June Pianoforte
240 Accord-Etuden f. Pfte in stufenweiser Reihenfolge. (neue Ausgabe) 1879 May Pianoforte
241 22 Etüden für Pianoforte zur Erwerbung eines klaren runden Trillers (in three volumes) 1878 February Pianoforte Comprises three books; only the last two books survive
242 Abendmärchen. Sechs Characterstücke für Piano 1877 April Pianoforte
242/1 Abendmärchen. I 1877 April Pianoforte
242/2 Abendmärchen. II 1877 April Pianoforte
242/3 Abendmärchen. III 1877 April Pianoforte
242/4 Abendmärchen. IV 1877 April Pianoforte
242/5 Abendmärchen. V 1877 April Pianoforte
242/6 Abendmärchen. VI 1877 April Pianoforte
243 5 Präludien f. Pfte. 1877 October Pianoforte Schott, 1877. A major, G major, F major, G major, A major according to HMB?
245 Waltzes 1877 November Pianoforte 4-hands in HMB
247 Wenn die Sonne scheidet. 1879 March Pianoforte 1879 HMB p. 78
248 Am Brunnen. Charakterstück für Pfte. 1879 September Pianoforte
249 Neuer Frühling. Capriccio. 1878 April Pianoforte
250 Gesang aus dem Wasser. Klavierstück. 1881 September Pianoforte
252 Zwei Frühlings-Idylle für das Pianoforte 1882? Pianoforte
252/1 Im Blumengarten. Idylle. 1879 June Pianoforte
252/2 Minnelied. Idylle 1882 May Pianoforte
253 Valse de Concert 1878 August E major Pianoforte HMB 1878, p. 231
255 Des Jägersmann 1878 August Pianoforte, Tenor or Soprano first line Was soll mir denu der Maientag
261 Mélodie russe 1879 March Pianoforte HMB 1879 page 72
262 Poème d'amour 1879 March Pianoforte HMB 1879 page 72
263 Styrienne pour piano 1873 Pianoforte lost?
264 Le Chamois. Valse 1879 March Pianoforte HMB 1879 p. 72/@British Library
265 Le Chant des Sirènes 1879 March Pianoforte HMB 1879 p. 72
266 La Petite Gracieuse, morceau de salon pour Piano 1879 March Pianoforte HMB 1879 page 72.
268 10 Kinderlieder von Carl Gärtner: mit Begl. der Pianoforte (ohne Octavenspannungen) 1880 October Pianoforte
269 Frisches Grün 1880 April Pianoforte?
270 Kinderscenen für Pianoforte 1879 October Pianoforte
270/1 Sandman Knocks 1879 Pianoforte
270/2 The Stork Has Come 1879 Pianoforte
270/3 Old Ruin 1879 Pianoforte
270/4 Vintage 1879 Pianoforte
270/5 Young Officer 1879 Pianoforte
270/6 The Music Box 1879 Pianoforte
270/7 Setting Sun 1879 Pianoforte
270/8 Grandma's Tale 1879 Pianoforte
271 In den Augen liegt das Herz. Melodie. October 1879 Pianoforte HMB 1879, p. 302
273 Frühlingszeit von Reinhold Becker 1880 April Pianoforte Transcription of Frühlingszeit by Reihnold Becker (1842–1924)
274 Bon Humeur. Rondo February 1880 C major Pianoforte
275 Serenade Espagnole December 1879 Pianoforte HMB 1879, p. 375
276 Blumenspende. Sechs leiche Charakterstücke. 1880 March Pianoforte HMB 1880, p. 85. not in Worldcat.
276/1 Maiblümchen March 1880 Pianoforte
276/2 Rose March 1880 Pianoforte
276/3 Nelke March 1880 Pianoforte
276/4 Gänseblümchen March 1880 Pianoforte
276/5 Veilchen March 1880 Pianoforte
276/6 Glockenblume March 1880 Pianoforte
277 Sous le Tilleul. Idylle. 1880 August Pianoforte
278 Coral Polonaise 1880 August C major Pianoforte Also known as Chant Polonais
279 Pensée d'Amour. Mélodie. 1880 August Pianoforte
280 Ma Patrie chérie. Mélodie. 1880 August Pianoforte
281 Scène militaire. Rondo brilliant et facile. 1880 August Pianoforte
282 Vineta. Romance for Piano. 1880 August Pianoforte
285 Miniatures. 4 Morceaux de Salon pour Piano By 1887 Pianoforte lost; Work made up of 4 pieces
285/1 Sous la fenêtre 1880 December Pianoforte lost
285/2 Ballade 1880 June F minor Pianoforte lost
285/3 La premier Papillion 1887 Pianoforte lost
285/4 Valse allemande 1880 November Pianoforte lost
288 Frühlings-Idylle 1880 December Pianoforte HMB 1880 p 368. At British Library
289 Bauernhochzeit 1880 December Pianoforte HMB 1880 p 368. At British Library
290 Waldbilder 1881 February Pianoforte HMB 1881 p. 27.
290/1 Waldvöglein Pianoforte
290/2 Ein Liebespärchen Pianoforte
290/3 Grasende Rehe Pianoforte
290/4 Fröhliche Jagd Pianoforte
290/5 Beim Erdbeerpflücken Pianoforte
290/6 Am Waldbach Pianoforte
292 Gavotte allemande 1881 January Pianoforte lost
295 La Réconciliation. Idylle 1881 June Pianoforte?
300 Tirocinium Musicae. Höher Klavierstudien 1881 Pianoforte
301 Willst Du? 1881-82? Pianoforte lost
302 Trauer-Gesang 1882 September Pianoforte HMB 1882 page 271. (among piano works.) lost
303 Tyrolienne élégante 1881 October Pianoforte
304 Wiegenliedchen 1882 March Pianoforte HMB 1882 pp. 77. lost
305 Wenn Papa was hören will. Rondo January 1882 Pianoforte? lost
308 In der Mühle. Charakterstück December 1881 Pianoforte
309 Abandonné. (Verlassen.) Mélodie pour Piano 1882 Pianoforte
310 Tongemälde. Sechs leichte u. brillante Klavierstücke ohne Oktavenspannungen. 1882 Pianoforte HMB 1882 page 263.
310/1 Die Post kommt 1882 Pianoforte
310/2 Heimweh 1882 Pianoforte
310/3 Der Spielmann 1880 Pianoforte
310/4 Schmeichelkätzchen 1880 Pianoforte
310/5 Sonntagsruhe 1880 Pianoforte
310/6 Prinz Carneval 1880 Pianoforte
313 Marche bohémienne pour Piano 1882 Pianoforte
314 Mädchenlieder 1882 With voice? lost; Since Op.314 No.1 is titled "Mädchenlieder. I," this work

probably had more pieces part of it.

314/1 Mädchenlieder. I July 1882 With voice? lost
315 Am Feierabend. Charakterstück 1882 Pianoforte
316 Chanson d'Autorefois pour Piano 1882 Pianoforte
317 Premier Boléro pour piano 1883 D major Pianoforte
319 Carmen. Valse de concert 1883 Pianoforte HMB 1883 page 188
323 Nocturne espagnole 1884 January Pianoforte lost
324 Frische Knospen. Sechs Leichte n. gefällige Tonstücke für Pianoforte zu 4 Händen 1884 April Pianoforte four-hands
324/1 Süsser Traum 1884 April Pianoforte four-hands
324/2 Zu Papas Geburtstag. Marsch 1884 April Pianoforte four-hands
324/3 Armer Savoyard 1884 April Pianoforte four-hands
324/4 Unter der Linde. Polka 1884 April Pianoforte four-hands
324/5 Beim Abendläuten 1884 April Pianoforte four-hands
324/6 Unterm Weihnachtsbaum. Walzer 1884 April Pianoforte four-hands
325 Romance Espagnole pour piano 1884 August Pianoforte Sounds like it may be related to Op.323?
326 Doux Souvenir pour piano 1884 Pianoforte
327 Frisches Grün 1886 May Pianoforte
329 Petite Valse 1884 E major Pianoforte lost
330 Liebesliedchen 1884 Pianoforte
332 Tarantelle 1885 September G major Pianoforte lost
333 Hans und Grete. 2 Leichte Rondos[18] 1887 Pianoforte lost; work made up of two pieces
334 Nachtigallsingt. Charakterstück 1887 Pianoforte lost
335 l’Amitié. Romance. 1886 June Pianoforte In the magazine Die Musikalische Welt. Monatshefte ausgewählter Compositionen unserer Zeit. edited by Schulze etc., 1886. (several Baumfelder works not otherwise available appeared in issues of this magazine.)
336 Les Sylphides. Caprice pour piano. 1886 June Pianoforte
349 Zwei Klavierstücke 1889 January by Näumann of Dresden Pianoforte
349/1 Madrigal 1889 January Pianoforte
349/2 Traumbild 1889 January Pianoforte
354 Petite valse pour piano 1891 by C.F. Kahnt G major Pianoforte HMB 1891 page 82
355 Immergrün. Charakterstück f. Pfte 1890 November by C.F. Kahnt Pianoforte HMB 1890 page 480
363 Pastorale 1892 March by Näumann of Dresden Pianoforte
367 Rococo Pianoforte
372 Rondino Facile[19] 1899 May G major Pianoforte op.372, 373 - published at the time by Schott in Mainz. Copy of op.372 at L. Coburg.
373 Petite Berceuse 1899 May Pianoforte lost
374 Frühling und Winter. Pianoforte and Choir lost; Unknown Choir arrangement. Perhaps SATB?
375 Maiglöcken läutet 1901 August Pianoforte
377 Lustige Fanfaren, Marsch 1901 August Pianoforte
384 Jolly Story for pianoforte 1905 Pianoforte
386 Bagatelle pour piano 1905 Pianoforte
391 1913 Pianoforte duet Work made up of 2 pieces
391/1 Plauderei September 29, 1913 Pianoforte duet
391/2 In der herberge September 18, 1913 Pianoforte duet
393 Sehesucht 1910 Pianoforte
394 Polka Mignon 1914 Pianoforte
395 Im der Garten. Serenade für Pianoforte October 29, 1913 Pianoforte
398 Petit Valse 1910 Pianoforte
399 The Spinning Girl 1913 Pianoforte
400 Immortelle 1910 C major Pianoforte
403 Idyl 1910 G major Pianoforte
404 Meditation. Nocturne 1913 Pianoforte
405 Chant du berger 1911 G major Pianoforte
408 Lorelei 1914 Pianoforte Based on the poem "Die Lorelie" by Heinrich Heine. Published in a collection by Hinds, Noble & Eldredge.

List of works without Opus number

Even though these works are thought to be without opus number, a lot of the works below may have originally been assigned to an opus number.

Composition Date Key Instrument(s) Notes
Der liebesring. Opera January 26, 1861 lost; First performed in Dresden. Libretto written by Hermann Schmid
Symphony Orchestra lost?
Symphony in German Style 1850 Orchestra
Symphony[20] May 1, 18xx [1849?] C minor Orchestra survives in manuscript in a library in Dresden
Symphony[21] 1873 G minor Orchestra lost; last known performance on February 27, 1874
Symphony 1854 E minor Orchestra lost; last known performance on November 22, 1854
2 Sonatas for Piano and Violin Before April 1879 Piano and Violin lost; was performed at the Fünfundzwenzigjähriger jubilee
Der Geiger zu Gmünd Choir and Orchestra lost
Troise 1866
Praise the Lord September 1887 Mixed Chorus A motet
Barmherzig und gnädig ist der Herr September 1887 Mixed Chorus A motet
Gesangstück Before April 1879 Pianoforte and Voice? lost; was performed at the Fünfundzwenzigjähriger jubilee
Dance on the green. Tänzchen im grilnen. June 8, 1899 Pianoforte lost
Tyrolienne (Ländler) 1910 B major Pianoforte
Melody (Lullaby) F major Pianoforte Maybe from Op.40 or Op.268?
Poe 1879
Hungarian Intermezzo (Flying Leaves) January 25, 1911 Pianoforte
Edelweiss. Pure as Snow. Cansonette. 1903 Pianoforte
5 Praeludien für das Pianoforte 1877 Pianoforte
La Petite Gracieuse, morceau de salon pour Piano 1879 Pianoforte
Calla Waltz pour Piano Pianoforte lost
Motette. Warum betrbst du dich, mein Herz. Für gemischten Chor. 1886 Mixed Choir?
Deuxie 1862
Suite Before April 1879 Pianoforte lost; was performed at the Fünfundzwenzigjähriger jubilee
Sonata Before April 1879 Pianoforte lost; was performed at the Fünfundzwenzigjähriger jubilee
15 Etuden zur Ausbildung des Geschmacks für Piano 1880 Pianoforte
Im Wald, im Wald ist's frisch und grün. Lied von L. Hartmann, als Transcription für Klavier bertragen 1880 Pianoforte Transcription on the lied "Im Wald, im Wald, ist's frisch und grün" by L. Hartmann
Sce 1880
Rose sauvage 1873 Pianoforte


Only a list of sources was given for some of the biographical information given to create this article. The information came from the article at German Wikipedia.

  • Paul - Hand Dictionary of Music, Leipzig, 1870
  • Musicians Encyclopedia, Frank Altmann, 1936
  • Dresden Gazette dated May 27, 1936
  • Research by Freital Claus Scharschuch, on Friedrich Baumfelder's family history
  • Pazdirek - Universal Manual of Music Literature

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