Ludwig Bussler

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Ludwig Bussler
Born(1838-11-26)26 November 1838
Died18 January 1900(1900-01-18) (aged 61)
Berlin, Province of Brandenburg
Occupationmusic teacher, critic and conductor
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Ludwig Bussler (26 November 1838 – 18 January 1900) was a German musical instructor, critic and conductor. He was born in Berlin. His father, Robert Bussler, was a painter, author and privy counsellor. He was a pupil of A.E. Grell, Siegfried Dehn (theory), and W.E. Wieprecht (instrumentation). He died in Berlin.[1]


  • He was for a time a musical director at Memel, East Prussia (now known as Klaipėda, part of Lithuania).
  • 1865 - 1874: taught theory at the Ganz School of Music (later the Schwantzer Conservatory).
  • 1874 - 1877: nominated professor at the Mohr Conservatory. In
  • 1877-1879: resumed his post at the Schwantzer Conservatory.
  • From 1879, he taught theory at the Stern Conservatory, receiving the title of royal professor in 1898.
  • In 1883 he was appointed music critic of the Berlin National Zeitung. He also wrote for other Berlin journals.
  • He was also a conductor at various Berlin theatres.[1]


  • Musikalische Elementarlehre. Berlin: 1867; 16th ed., 1926; Eng. trans., 1890;
  • Praktische Harmonielehre in Aufgaben. Berlin: 1875; Eng. trans., 1896.
  • Der Strenge Satz. Berlin: 1877;
  • Harmonische Übungen am Klavier. Berlin: 1878; Eng. trans., 1890;
  • Kontrapunkt und Fuge im freien Tonsatz. Berlin: 1878;
  • Musikalische Formenlehre. Berlin: 1878; Eng. trans., 1883.;
  • Praktische musikalische Kompositionslehre. 2 pts., Berlin: 1878-79);
  • Elementarmelodik. Berlin: 1879.
  • Geschichte der Musik. Berlin: 1882;
  • Partiturstudium (Modulationslehre). Berlin: 1882.
  • Lexikon der musikalischen Harmonien. Berlin: 1889.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition, edited by Stanley Sadie. London: Macmillan, 2001, Volume Four, p.678.

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