Ernst Häußler was born as the son of corporal Johann Jakob Häußler.
From December 1770 to December 1781 he received his school and musical education and training at the ducal-Württemberg military academy Karlsschule in Stuttgart ; his music teachers there were Agostino Poli (1739-1819), Antonio Boroni and Eligio Celestino and his classmates were Johann Rudolph Zumsteeg (1760-1802), Johann Kauffmann (1759-1834), the later son-in-law of Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart , Johann Philipp Mohl (1757–1817), Johann Daniel von Reitter and Jakob Christian Schlotterbeck .
From 1777 to 1786 he performed as a cellist in the Stuttgart court orchestra . In 1785 he went on a trip and performed at various royal courts as well as in Vienna and Berlin . In Donaueschingen he got a job as court musician with Prince Joseph Maria von Fürstenberg in 1789 and stayed in this position for several years.
In 1791 Ernst Häußler went to Zurich in Switzerland and performed as a virtuoso on the cellos and as a coloratura soprano ; he also worked as a singing teacher for several female singers. In 1797 he returned to Stuttgart and performed there as a soprano as well as a cellist. In the same year he went to Vienna and performed there as a cello virtuoso, composer and singer; he only returned to Stuttgart four years later. The range of his singing was remarkable: when he fisted, his voice spanned four full octaves , from the deep bass Eb to the high soprano.
In 1800 he became a teacher at the St. Anna high school in Augsburg, which at that time was still under the imperial city constitution.
In 1802 he received from the Empress of Russia to set a peace cantata for the Emperor Alexander , which was composed by Professor Gerhard Adam Neuhofer , followed by six canzonettes and six German poems on behalf of the Queen of Sweden , as well as a march later for a Prussian infantry regiment, which received the greatest applause during an army inspection even by King Friedrich Wilhelm III. received.
After the imperial city of Augsburg was taken over by the Royal Bavarian Crown, in 1806 he received the post of Royal Bavarian Music Director of the Protestant Choir in Augsburg and an invitation from King Maximilian I Joseph to the Munich residence to take over the position of Hofkapellmeister Franz Danzi , out of modesty, however, he declined this offer. He was not only responsible for the church music in the St. Anna Church in Augsburg, but also the task of writing compositions for the peace festival music and other works to be performed as well as the training of the singers working in St. Anna. As has been customary since Philipp David Kräuter , he was also responsible for the supervision of church music at the other Protestant churches in Augsburg. In addition, he was also involved to a considerable extent in urban musical life. Until 1822 he performed regularly in the Fugger Concert Hall ( Fuggerhauser ) on the Zeugplatz, where he appeared as an instrumentalist, singer and musical director and often presented his own creations. Since the winter of 1803/04 he has been leading a series of subscription concerts for several years at the “Zur golden Traube” inn. He was also a welcome guest at the court concerts initiated by Prince-Bishop Clemens Wenzeslaus .
Ernst Häussler endeavored to establish a public singing and instrumental school and in 1810 submitted plans for construction to the royal police headquarters and later to the city administration, but these plans were not carried out for financial reasons.
In 1811 he had contact with Carl Maria von Weber during his stay in Augsburg in March 1811.
On August 6, 1818, Prince Joseph II had invited a society in Karlsbad , where Countess Adelaide Caroline Johanne Countess de Bombelles (1792-1857) performed as a singer. She sang the poem by Ernst Häussler, Do you know the land, where the cytrons bloom, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe so moving that tears stood in his eyes for this one of the invited guests.
On the occasion of the death of the Bavarian King Maximilian I. Joseph he composed a cantata in 1825, in 1830 he composed his own works for the denomination festival on June 25th and for a grammar school festival in 1831.
After his death, Karl Ludwig Drobisch succeeded him as music director.
As a composer, Ernst Häußler left behind sacred music (cantatas, passion music , church chants), which he had to compose ex officio, as well as a considerable collection of secular chants, especially piano songs, many of which appeared in print ( Anton Böhm , Johann Carl Gombart ), but also arias with orchestral accompaniment and the opera Partenope . He also set numerous poems by contemporaries to music, which he published as piano songs, including the one written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Do you know the land where the cytrons flourish from Wilhelm Meister's years of apprenticeship .
- Sei canzonette series con accompagnamento di harpsichord . In Spira: Presso Bossler Consigliario, 1792.
- VI poems by Friedrich von Matthisson . Zurich: At the author's expense, 1793.
- VI German songs for voice and piano: set to music and dedicated to Baronesse von Arnstein, born Itzig . Vienna: Träger 1793.
- XII to sing songs on the piano: dedicated to lovers of singing . Zurich: Häussler, 1793.
- Sei canzonette series accompagnate col forte-piano . Zurigo: A spese dell'autore, 1795.
- Do you know the land where the cytrons bloom? from Wilhelm Meister's apprenticeship years by Goethe: Set in music and suitable for Baroness Fanny von Arnstein bored von Izig. from Ernst Haeusler . Augsburg: Johann Carl Gombart, 1798.
- Ernst Häussler, composer; Karl Heinrich Gottfried Witte , teacher and writer: Six poems by Carl Witte . Zurich: In the publishing house of the author, 1798.
- Let us listen with devotion, 1799: Church music // before // 4 voices with accompaniment of 1 oboe, u [n] d 1 bassoon ob [ligati?] // 2 French horn, viol [on] celle // C-Bassi // From // Ernst Häußler Kirchen Musik // to // 4 voices // with // accompaniment // before // 1st oboe 1st bassoon. 2 French horn, violoncello, C: bass // set to music . 1799
- The lesson: Ode v. Klophstock in music set in front of 2 voices and full orchestral accompaniment and dedicated to the Most Serene Prince and Mr. Anselm Marla Fugger . Augsburg: Böhm, 1800.
- Poem by Gustav Freier: Set in music and dedicated to the most noble women Amalia Theresia Hereditary Princess of Thurn and Taxis bored Duchess of Mecklenburg Strelitz in deep reverence . Augsburg: Johann Carl Gombart, 1800.
- Recitativo con Aria pel soprano "Perche le" - Mk 90 H 4. 1800.
- Froh-Gesaenge Dedicated to KB Finanz-Rath Lorenz Schaezler and set to music by Ernst Haeusler . Augsburg: Andreas Böhm, 1800.
- III Poems for a voice with Piano Forte accompaniment . Augsburg: Boehm, 1800.
- III Poems: Set in Music and Appropriate. Your Excellency of the Women Women of Wickham . Augsburg: Gombart, 1800.
- Choirs and arias consecrated to peace: performed in v. Liebert'schen Saale, June 5th, 1801 . Augsburg: Hamm, 1801.
- Ernst Häussler; Jacob Friedrich Kick: Be blessed - Mk 90 H 6: Cantata . 1801.
- Ernst Häussler; Jacob Friedrich Kick: I'm looking for you - Mk 90 H11: Solo and choral singing . 1801.
- Ernst Häussler; Jacob Friedrich Kick: Oh, could I praise you my God right - Mk 90 H 8: Church singing . 1801.
- Ernst Häussler; Jacob Friedrich Kick: King, High Priest, Teacher - Mk 90 H 10: Solo and choral singing . 1801.
- Ernst Häussler; Jacob Friedrich Kick: The day begins oh God through you - Mk 90 H 9: Church hymns . 1801.
- Ernst Häussler; Jacob Friedrich Kick: Hail the day that God made - Mk 90 H 7: Hymn . 1801.
- Longing and Consolation: Op. 20 . Augsburg: Gombart, 1803.
- III to sing poems on the piano: set in music and dedicated to Sr. Royal Highness, the Princess Solms Braunfels Friederika, Carolina, Sophia subserviently; Opera 22 . Augsburg: Gombart, 1803/0].
- VI to sing poems on the piano: op.18 . Augsburg: Gombart, 1803.
- Sei Canzonette accompagnate col Piano Forte: Opera 17 . Augusta: Gombart, 1803.
- Gerhard Adam Neuhofer; Ernst Häussler: Alexander, the first, Russia's exalted ruler and Germany's peace mediator . 1804.
- Three Gesaenge for two voices with accompaniment of the Piano Forte: Opus 26 . Augsburg: Gombart, .
- Ernst Häussler; Friedrich Schiller : Dignity of Women: op.25 . Augsburg: Gombart, 1808.
- Poem . Augsburg: Gombart, 1809/10.
- Concertino per il Violino Principale con Due Violini, Viola, Flauto obligato, Due Corni & Basso Op. 30 . Augusta Gombart 1812.
- Cantata to commemorate the Festival of Tolerance and Peace: for the Protestant communities of the Königl. Bavarian city of Augsburg; For the years 1812 and 1813 . Augsburg, 1812.
- The III. Sisters: a poem . Augsburg: Böhm, 1815.
- Goodbye: a poem. Augsburg: Böhm, 1815.
- Cantata for the Gedächtnißfeyer of the Peace of Westphalia: for the Protestant communities of the Königl. Bavarian city of Augsburg; For the years 1816 and 1817 . Augsburg 1816.
- Cantata on the third secular festival of the Reformation 1817 on October 31: For the Protestant community of the Königl. Bavarian city of Augsburg . Augsburg, 1817.
- Étienne Nicolas Méhul ; Vittorio Trento ; Ernst Häussler; Nicola Antonio Zingarelli ; Valentino Fioravanti ; Badolini: Chants from the comic opera: The fight in the anteroom . 1820.
- Friedrich Heinrich Himmel ; Conradin Kreutzer ; Karl August Krebs ; Carl Maria von Weber ; Emilie Zumsteeg ; Ernst Häussler; Friedrich Jonathan Knapp: 19 piano songs - Cod. Mus. II fol. 122 . 1821.
- Matthaeus Leonhardt; Ernst Häussler: Exclamation on the arrival of Her Majesties the King and Queen in Augsburg: Presented by the Augsburg Volks-Schul-Jugend . Augsburg, 1824.
- Ernst Häussler; Julius Ecker von Eckhofen: Welcome! Augusta's call of joy in the presence of your Royal Mayor estates of Bavaria . Augsburg: Rösl, 1824.
- Ernst Häussler; Johann Michael Voit (architect): Song of homage to the government jubilation of our most beloved King Maximilian Joseph: sung by the k. Chamberlain KE Freiherrn v. Gravenreuth in Augsburg organized festivals . Augsburg, 1824.
- Ernst Häussler; Johann Michael Voit (architect): Recit: and prayer: performed in the Evangelical Orphanage in the presence of Sr. Majesty the King and Queen of Bavaria on August 1st, 1824 . Augsburg: Böhm, 1824.
- Ernst Häussler; Johann Michael Voit (architect): Prologue spoken and sung in the National Theater during the festivities that the royal city of Augsburg organized during the presence of Her Majesties the King and Queen: Presented by the company of Drama Director Joseph Schemenauer . Augsburg: Rösl, 1824.
- Cantata for the celebration of the annual peace festival: for the Protestant communities of the Königl. baier. City of Augsburg; For August 8, 1825 and 1826 . Augsburg, 1825.
- Chants to Todten-Feyer passed by His Majesty Maximilian Joseph Königs von Baiern on October 29th, 1825 in St. Anna's Church . Augsburg: Geiger, 1825.
- Cantata for the celebration of the third celebration of the Augsburg Confession: performed in the five Protestant churches of the city of Augsburg on June 25, 1830 . Augsburg, 1830.
- Ernst Häussler in New Nekrolog der Deutschen , Volume 15, 1837, Part 1 , pp. 265–266. Weimar 1839.
- Ernst Häußler in German Biographical Encyclopedia, 2nd edition (Ed. Rudolf Vierhaus), Volume 4 Görres – Hittorp , p. 341. Munich 2006.
- Ernst Häußler in Encyclopedia of the Entire Musical Sciences or Universal Lexicon of Tonkunst, Volume 7 , p. 194 f. Ed. Dr. Gustav Schilling. Stuttgart, published by Franz Heinrich Köhler 1842.
- Ernst Häußler in Teutsches Künstlerlexikon or directory of German artists living now, Volume 1 , p. 340 f. Lemgo 1808
- Ernst Häussler in the city lexicon Augsburg.
- Ernst Häussler in the Bavarian Music Dictionary online at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich .
- Ernst Häussler in the Carl Maria von Weber Complete Edition. Digital edition, http://weber-habenausgabe.de/A000769 (Version 3.3.1 from August 24, 2018).
- Ernst Häußler in musician profiling at the University of Leipzig.
- Jochen Golz, Wolfgang Albrecht, Edith Zehm, Andreas Döhler, Sebastian Mangold: Johann Wolfgang Goethe: Diaries: Volume VI, 2 Commentary (1817-1818) . Springer-Verlag, 2016, ISBN 978-3-476-00488-8 , pp. 798 ( limited preview in Google Book search).
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Haeussler, Ernst; Häussler, Ernst; Häusler, E .; Häussler, E .; Haeusler, Erneste; Haeusler, Serious; Haeusler, Ernesto; Häusler, Ernst; Häussler, Georg Jakob Ernst; Häussler, Ernsto|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German composer and music teacher|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 8, 1761|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Boeblingen|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 20, 1837|
|Place of death||augsburg|