Julius Ruthardt

Julius Ruthardt (December 13, 1841 – October 13, 1909) was a German violinist and composer.

Ruthardt was born in Stuttgart to Friedrich Ruthardt, who was an oboist and composer. The younger Ruthardt became a violinist in the Stuttgart court orchestra at a young age in 1855. Later, he worked in a number of cities as Kapellmeister: Riga from 1871 to 1882, Leipzig from 1882, Berlin from 1884, Bremen from 1893, and Berlin again from 1898. He retired to Konstanz in 1900, where he died in 1909. Among his compositions, the incidental music for Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's Halte-Hulda is notable.


  • Theodore Baker and Alfred Remy, ed. (1919). "Ruthardt, Julius". Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (3rd ed.). p. 798.
  • "Ruthardt, Julius". Dictionary of German Biography. 8. Walter de Gruyter. 2005. p. 508. ISBN 3110966301.