Moritz Kässmayer

The Complete Collection (52) of National Folk Songs

For String Quartet (Soundbites below)

German-O du lieber Augustin
(It's you dear Augustin)


Czech-Sil jsem proso na Souvrati
I was sowing millet)


Styrian-Wildschütz'n Liad
(Game poacher's song


Styrian-Im Nasswalder Holtzschlag
(Felling Trees in the west forest)

Hungarian Folk Song No.2


German-Was kommt dort von der Höh
(What comes there from on high)


German- Ist mir alles eins
(It's all the same to me)


Austrian-Kein kreutzer Geld
No silver, no money-

Austrian-Kinder, jetzt halt's eng z'samm
(Now children, stand close together)


Norwegian-Sag du nokke te kjerringe mi
(Have you by chance seen my wife)


Viennese- Mein' Mutter hat g'ssagt
My mother has said)


Viennese-Ui Jegerli! Die Schulden!
(Oh God! The debt!)

Viennese-So geht's in der Welt
(So goes the world


Viennese-Wenn's Morg'n widder regn't
(If it rains again tomorrow)


German-Michel, nimm d'Sichel
(Michael, take the sickle)


German-Der Hans hat Stiefeln an
(Hans has boots on

We are pleased to bring out for the first time ever all of Kässmayer's beloved Folk Songs for String Quartet in one volume. They were originally published in 13 separate volumes but never together. These wonderful "Humorous and Contrapuntal Volkslieder" or Folk Songs for String Quartet as he called them, featured German, Austrian, Viennese, Styrian, Czech, Hungarian and Norwegian folk songs. These are all fun to play and very finely written. Kässmayer was awarded the Imperial Austrian Medal for Art and Culture which clearly reflects how highly respected he and his music were.


Moritz Kässmayer Volkslieder für Streichquartett (1831-1884) was born in Vienna and spent his entire life there. He studied at the Vienna Conservatory after which he served as a violinist in the Vienna Philharmonic and later as Director of Ballet Music for the Austrian Imperial Court Opera. He mostly composed chamber music. Besides his Folk Songs for String Quartet, he also wrote five serious string quartets and a string quintet for 2 violas.


Of course, we offer all 13 volumes separately and at a lower price than you can purchase them elsewhere. (Click here if you wish to purchase an individual volume) Even so, if you were to purchase all 13 from us separately the total would be $168. By purchasing the entire collection in one volume, now available for the first time, you will save 40%.

Parts: $99.95




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