Hans Richard Weinhöppel

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Hans Richard Weinhöppel (born September 29, 1867 in Munich ; † July 10, 1928 there ) was a German conductor and composer. He also published under his pseudonym Hannes Ruch .


Hans Richard Weinhöppel studied at the Royal Music School in Munich , where he a. a. had lessons in counterpoint from Josef Gabriel Rheinberger , and began a career as an opera singer. In 1892 he became theater conductor at the Opéra Française in New Orleans . After his return to Germany he was a member, musical director and couplet composer of the cabaret Die Elf Scharfrichter in Munich from 1901 to 1903 . There he carried the "executioner name" Hannes Ruch , under which he also published his songs and works for cabaret. He had a close friendship for many years with Frank Wedekind , of whom he set a number of songs to music. In Vienna he was musical director of the cabaret Nachtlicht (1906), founded by Marc Henry and Marya Delvard , and the cabaret Fledermaus (1907). From 1906 to 1927 Weinhöppel was professor for solo singing and facial expression at the Cologne Conservatory .

His grave is in the Munich forest cemetery .


  • The lover's mood . Incidental music for the shepherd's play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. 1907.
  • Twelve new picaresque songs for guitar or lute by Hannes Ruch. 1912.
  • 30 cheerful tenor songs.
  • 30 cheerful bass songs. 1914.
  • Hannes Ruch: Who is Oskar Panizza? [Introduction] In: Oskar Panizza , Visions of the Twilight. Munich / Leipzig 1914.
  • Three songs with piano or lute accompaniment. 1916.
  • Youth. Opera in 3 acts based on Max Halbe's eponymous drama by Hans Richard Weinhöppel [libretto]. Music by Ignatz Waghalter . 1917.
  • 45 songs from the rose garden by Hermann Löns. 1921.
  • The eleven executioners. Grotesque march. (for the cabaret "Die Elf Scharfrichter" in Munich)

Radio feature

  • Monika Dimpfl: Mähneumwallter musician: Hans Richard Weinhöppel alias Hannes Ruch (1867–1928). Radio broadcast of the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation on December 16, 2001 in Bavaria 2 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Hans-Michael Körner, Bruno Jahn: Large Bavarian Biographical Encyclopedia. Volume 3: P – ZKG Saur, Munich 2005, ISBN 3-598-11460-5 , p. 2071 ( online via De Gruyter online ).
  2. a b Mirko Nottscheid (ed.): Karl Kraus - Frank Wedekind: Correspondence 1903 to 1917 (= Wedekind readings: writings of the Frank Wedekind Society. Volume 5) Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2008, ISBN 978-3-8260- 3701-6 , p. 396 (annotated register of persons).
  3. Georg W. Forcht: Frank Wedekind and the beginnings of German-language cabaret (= Series Linguistics and Literature Studies. Volume 39). Centaurus, Freiburg 2009, ISBN 978-3-8255-0744-2 , p. 84 ( limited preview in Google book search).
  4. Josef Zuth: Handbook of the lute and guitar. Vienna 1926–1928, p. 236 ( limited preview in Google book search).
  5. Werner Ebnet: You lived in Munich: Biographies from eight centuries. Allitera, Munich 2016, ISBN 978-3-86906-744-5 , p. 634 ( limited preview in Google book search).