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Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock

born: 2 July 1724
died: 14 March 1803
country: Germany

Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock was born near Hamburg, and brought up with a sound classical training influenced by Pietistic thought. His enthusiasm for the works of Milton, and in particular Paradise Lost (translated by Bodmer) led to the writing of his acknowledged masterpiece Der Messias, the first part of which appeared in print in the poet's twenty-fourth year and which was eventually translated into seventeen languages. This work quickly won him a huge reputation. He began to write a series of Odes in 1747, a free-verse form he was to pursue all his life. In 1751, at the invitation of the King of Denmark, he moved to Copenhagen, where he lived for twenty years. He met and married Margarethe (Meta) Moller (the 'Cidli' of a number of love poems, two of which Schubert set) in 1754. After experimentation in the fields of patriotic historical drama and religious poetry he returned to Germany where he was influential on the group around the young Goethe at Strasburg University, and even more on the circle of poets known as the 'Göttinger Hainbund'. It has always been a moot point among Germanists whether Klopstock was an innovator, the final flowering of the spirit of the Baroque, or an irrelevant dry-as-dust figure. His later writings include a tract on spelling reform, and works which were first pro, then violently anti, the upheaval of the French Revolution. He was an early enthusiast of Teutonic mythology, and wrote three plays about the early German hero Aminius.

from notes by Graham Johnson 1990

Albums
'Mendelssohn: Lieder' (CDH55360)
Mendelssohn: Lieder
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'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 20' (CDJ33020)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 20
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 22' (CDJ33022)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 22
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 23 – Christoph Prégardien' (CDJ33023)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 23 – Christoph Prégardien
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 31 – Christine Brewer' (CDJ33031)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 31 – Christine Brewer
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 32' (CDJ33032)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 32
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 5 – Elizabeth Connell' (CDJ33005)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 5 – Elizabeth Connell
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 7 – Elly Ameling' (CDJ33007)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 7 – Elly Ameling
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 8 – Sarah Walker' (CDJ33008)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 8 – Sarah Walker
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'Songs by Schubert's contemporaries' (CDJ33051/3)
Songs by Schubert's contemporaries
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'Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 2 – Anne Schwanewilms' (CDA67588)
Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 2 – Anne Schwanewilms
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On other labels
'Mahler: Symphonies Nos 1-3' (SIGCD360)
Mahler: Symphonies Nos 1-3
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'Mahler: Symphony No 2' (CKD452)
Mahler: Symphony No 2
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'Mahler: Symphony No 2' (LSO0666)
Mahler: Symphony No 2
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
An Sie, D288 (Schubert)
Begrabt den Leib in seiner Gruft  First line to Nun lasst uns den Leib begraben, D168 (Schubert)
Cidli, du weinest, und ich schlumm’re sicher  First line to Furcht der Geliebten 'An Cidli', D285 (Schubert)
Das grosse Halleluja, D442 (Schubert)
Das Rosenband  No 1 of Vier Lieder, Op 36 (Strauss)
Das Rosenband, D280 (Schubert)
Dein süsses Bild, Edone  First line to Edone, D445 (Schubert)
Dem Unendlichen, D291 First version (Schubert)
Dem Unendlichen, D291 Second version (Schubert)
Die frühen Gräber  No 4 of Twelve Songs, Op 9 (Mendelssohn)
Die frühen Gräber, D290 (Schubert)
Die Gestirne, D444 (Schubert)
Die Sommernacht, D289 (Schubert)
Edone, D445 (Schubert)
Ehre sei dem Hocherhabnen, dem Ersten  First line to Das grosse Halleluja, D442 (Schubert)
Es tönet sein Lob Feld und Wald, Tal und Gebirg  First line to Die Gestirne, D444 (Schubert)
Furcht der Geliebten 'An Cidli', D285 (Schubert)
Ha, dort kömmt er, mit Schweiss, mit Römerblut  First line to Hermann und Thusnelda, D322 (Schubert)
Hermann und Thusnelda, D322 (Schubert)
Ich bin ein deutsches Mädchen!  First line to Vaterlandslied, D287 (Schubert)
Im Frühlingsgarten fand ich sie  First line to Das Rosenband, D280 (Schubert)
Im Frühlingsschatten fand ich sie  First line to Das Rosenband, No 1 of Vier Lieder, Op 36 (Strauss)
Mit unserm Arm ist nichts getan  First line to Schlachtgesang, D443 (Schubert)
Nun lasst uns den Leib begraben, D168 (Schubert)
Osterlied 'Jesus Christus unser Heiland', D168a (Schubert)
Schlachtgesang, D443 (Schubert)
Selma und Selmar, D286b (Schubert)
Symphony No 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' (Mahler)
Twelve Songs, Op 9 (Mendelssohn)
Überwunden hat der Herr den Tod!  First line to Osterlied 'Jesus Christus unser Heiland', D168a (Schubert)
Vaterlandslied, D287 (Schubert)
Vier Lieder, Op 36 (Strauss)
Weine du nicht, o die ich innig liebe  First line to Selma und Selmar, D286b (Schubert)
Wenn der Schimmer von dem Monde nun herab  First line to Die Sommernacht, D289 (Schubert)
Wie erhebt sich das Herz, wenn es dich  First line to Dem Unendlichen, D291 Second version (Schubert)
Wie erhebt sich das Herz, wenn es dich  First line to Dem Unendlichen, D291 First version (Schubert)
Willkommen, o silberner Mond  First line to Die frühen Gräber, D290 (Schubert)
Willkommen, o silberner Mond  First line to Die frühen Gräber, No 4 of Twelve Songs, Op 9 (Mendelssohn)
Zeit, Verkündigerin der besten Freuden  First line to An Sie, D288 (Schubert)
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