Johann Friedrich Kind

born: 4 March 1768
died: 25 June 1843
country: Germany

Friedrich Kind was born in Leipzig but spent most of his working life in Dresden where he practised law. He numbered Kotzebue and Lafontaine among his models and was one of the first to write a play about a painter's life, Van Dyck's Landleben (1816). He soon became an important man in the distinguished literary life of the city, writing poems and plays and eventually becoming editor of various publications and newspapers including the almanac which published Schubert's Widerschein as a supplement in 1820. Kind's link with Weber came about because that composer was Music Director of the Dresden opera at the time. Schubert's Viennese contemporary Konradin Kreutzer also made an opera from a Kind play (Das Nachtlager von Granada) in 1834.

from notes by Graham Johnson 1994

Albums

Schubert: The Complete Songs
CDS44201/4040CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 21 – Edith Mathis
CDJ33021Download currently discounted
Weber: Der Freischütz
Studio Master: LSO0726Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Ahidi! ich liebe  
Der Freischütz (Weber)
Hänflings Liebeswerbung, D552 (Schubert)