Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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1749-08-28
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Biography (Wikipedia)

Johann Wolfgang (von) Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him exist.

A literary celebrity by the age of 25, Goethe was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Karl August in 1782 after taking up residence there in November 1775 following the success of his first novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther. He was an early participant in the Sturm und Drang literary movement. During his first ten years in Weimar, Goethe was a member of the Duke's privy council, sat on the war and highway commissions, oversaw the reopening of silver mines in nearby Ilmenau, and implemented a series of administrative reforms at the University of Jena. He also contributed to the planning of Weimar's botanical park and the rebuilding of its Ducal Palace, which in 1998 were together designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Franz Schubert, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Andreas Staier & Christoph Prégardien
Nahe des Geliebten (D.162) (Op.5 No.2) (The Proximity of the Loved One)
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Nahe des Geliebten (D.162) (Op.5 No.2) (The Proximity of the Loved One)
Franz Schubert, Christoph Prégardien, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe & Andreas Staier
Sehnsucht (D.123) (Longing)
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Sehnsucht (D.123) (Longing)
Václav Jan Tomásek & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
3 Songs
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Franz Schubert
Gesänge des Harfners, from Wilhelm Meister, (D. 478)
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Gesänge des Harfners, from Wilhelm Meister, (D. 478)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Franz Schubert, Christoph Prégardien & Andreas Staier
Ganymed (D.544) - from 3 Songs (Op.19 No.3)
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Ganymed (D.544) - from 3 Songs (Op.19 No.3)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
3 Songs from Op.6 - Nos.4 to 6
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3 Songs from Op.6 - Nos.4 to 6
Franz Schubert, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Andreas Staier & Christoph Prégardien
Rastlose Liebe (D.138) (Restless Love)
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Rastlose Liebe (D.138) (Restless Love)
Franz Schubert
Meeres Stille (D.216) (Op.3 No.2) (Quiet Sea) (feat. Christoph Prégardien, Andreas Staier & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
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Meeres Stille (D.216) (Op.3 No.2) (Quiet Sea) (feat. Christoph Prégardien, Andreas Staier & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Franz Schubert
Der Musensohn (D.764) (Op.32 No.1) (Son of the Muses) (feat. Christoph Prégardien, Andreas Staier & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
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Der Musensohn (D.764) (Op.32 No.1) (Son of the Muses) (feat. Christoph Prégardien, Andreas Staier & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
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