Norbert Burgmüller

Norbert Burgmüller Sheet Music

  • Born
    8th February 1810
  • Died
    7th May 1836
  • Birthplace
    Düsseldorf, Germany

Norbert Burgmüller was a German composer. Burgmüller studied with Joseph Kreutzer in Düsseldorf, and Louis Spohr and his pupil Moritz Hauptmann in Kassel. After his study he became their piano teacher. He became engaged to Sophia Roland, but in 1830 the relationship ended, to Norbert's distress. He became epileptic and began to drink excessively. In the same year he returned to Düsseldorf to live with his mother. There he befriended Felix Mendelssohn. He became engaged to Josephine Collin, but this relationship ended too. After Mendelssohn left for Leipzig in 1835, Burgmüller made plans to leave for Paris, where his brother Friedrich had gone. In 1836 he went to a spa in Aachen, where he drowned during an epileptic seizure.

Title Form Instrument
Piano Concerto, Op.1 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Duo for Piano and Clarinet, Op.15 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Polonaise, Op.16 Polonaise Piano
4 Entr'actes, Op.17 Prelude Orchestra
String Quartet No.4, Op.14 Quartet String Quartet
Rhapsodie, Op.13 Rhapsody Piano
Piano Sonata, Op.8 Sonata Piano
5 Gesänge, Op.10 Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
5 Lieder, Op.6 Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
5 Lieder, Op.12 Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
6 Gesänge, Op.3 Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
Symphony No.1, Op.2 Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No.2, Op.11 Symphony Orchestra