Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Born 28 August 1749. Died 22 March 1832
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 (, GURT-ə, GAYT-ə, -⁠ee; (listen); 28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman. His works include four novels; epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; and treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him have survived.

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 in Weimar in November 1775 following the success of his first novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774). He was an early participant in the Sturm und Drang literary movement. During his first ten years in Weimar, Goethe became 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. (In 1998 both these sites together with nine others were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site under the name Classical Weimar.)

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Franz Schubert
Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibit (D.478) from Three Songs of the Harpist Op 12
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Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibit (D.478) from Three Songs of the Harpist Op 12
Franz Schubert
Trost in Tranen D.120 (Consolation in tears)
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Trost in Tranen D.120 (Consolation in tears)
Franz Schubert
Schafers Klagelied (D.121) (Op.3 No.1) (Shepherd's Lament)
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Schafers Klagelied (D.121) (Op.3 No.1) (Shepherd's Lament)
Franz Schubert
An die Entfernte (D.765) (To one who is far away)
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An die Entfernte (D.765) (To one who is far away)
Franz Schubert
Gesang der Geistern über den Wassern, Op 167
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Gesang der Geistern über den Wassern, Op 167
Franz Schubert
Jagers Abendlied (D.368) (The huntsman's evening song)
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Jagers Abendlied (D.368) (The huntsman's evening song)
Franz Schubert
An den Mond (Fullest wieder Busch und Tal), D259, (To the Moon)
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An den Mond (Fullest wieder Busch und Tal), D259, (To the Moon)
Edvard Grieg
Zur Rosenzeit, from 'Six Songs, op. 48/5'
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Zur Rosenzeit, from 'Six Songs, op. 48/5'
Franz Schubert
Auf dem See, D543 (On the lake)
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Auf dem See, D543 (On the lake)
Franz Schubert
Sehnsucht (D.123) (Longing)
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Sehnsucht (D.123) (Longing)
Franz Schubert
Der Fischer (D.225) (Op.5 No.3) (The Fisherman)
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Der Fischer (D.225) (Op.5 No.3) (The Fisherman)
Franz Schubert
Ganymed (D.544) - from 3 Songs (Op.19 No.3)
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Ganymed (D.544) - from 3 Songs (Op.19 No.3)
Franz Schubert
Grab und Mond, (D. 893) and Im Gegenwärtigen Vergangenes, (D. 710)
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Grab und Mond, (D. 893) and Im Gegenwärtigen Vergangenes, (D. 710)
Gottfried August Bürger
Der Geistertanz, (D. 494) and Das Dörfchen, (D. 598)
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Der Geistertanz, (D. 494) and Das Dörfchen, (D. 598)
Franz Schubert
Sehnsucht (D.658) and Frühlingsmärchen
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Sehnsucht (D.658) and Frühlingsmärchen
Franz Schubert
Gesänge des Harfners, from Wilhelm Meister, (D. 478)
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Gesänge des Harfners, from Wilhelm Meister, (D. 478)
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)
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