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Freiligrath, Ferdinand (1810-1876)  

Ferdinand Freiligrath

born: 1810
died: 1876
country: Germany

Ferdinand Freiligrath was born in 1810 in Detmold. From the outset of his life he had a link with the English language: one of his uncles had a business in Edinburgh. He lived in Amsterdam before marrying and settling in Darmstadt. His Gedichte of 1838 established his reputation. If he had not been a radical given to writing left-wing political verse Freligrath might have had a comfortably settled life in Germany. Exposed to police harassment and political persecution he moved to Belgium, and thence to Switzerland and England. In the revolutionary year 1848 he returned for a short while to Germany where he was arrested for sedition. He then moved to London in 1851 where he worked in a Swiss bank for seventeen years while writing for the German press and contributing to the English review, The Athenaeum. He was a fellow-exile of Karl Marx (also in London at the time) and a member of the earliest German Communist Party. His eventual return to Germany was soon followed by the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/1 for which he wrote patriotic verse. He died in 1876 in Cannstadt near Stuttgart.

from notes by Graham Johnson

Albums
'Brahms & Schumann: Voices of the Night' (CDA66053)
Brahms & Schumann: Voices of the Night
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA66053  Archive Service  
'Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 1' (CDA66906)
Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 1
Buy by post £10.50 CDA66906 
'Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 5' (CDA67753)
Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 5
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'Schumann & Brahms: Voices of the Night' (CDA66053)
Schumann & Brahms: Voices of the Night
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA66053  Archive Service  
'Schumann: The Complete Songs' (CDS44441/50)
Schumann: The Complete Songs
Buy by post £38.50 CDS44441/50  10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Schumann: The Complete Songs, Vol. 7 – Dorothea Röschmann & Ian Bostridge' (CDJ33107)
Schumann: The Complete Songs, Vol. 7 – Dorothea Röschmann & Ian Bostridge
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDJ33107  Archive Service  
'Souvenirs de Venise' (CDH55217)
Souvenirs de Venise
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55217  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Women's lives and loves' (CDA67563)
Women's lives and loves
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
An Celias Baum in stiller Nacht  First line to Der Blumenkranz (Mendelssohn)
Der Blumenkranz (Mendelssohn)
Leis' rudern hier, mein Gondolier! Die Flut vom Ruder sprühn  First line to Zwei Venetianische Lieder I, No 17 of Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Leis' rudern hier, mein Gondolier, Op 50 No 4 (Jensen)
Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
O säh' ich auf der Haide dort  First line to Volkslied, No 5 of Six Duets, Op 63 (Mendelssohn)
O säh’ ich auf der Haide dort  First line to Volkslied (Mendelssohn)
Six Duets, Op 63 (Mendelssohn)
Six Songs, Op 57 (Mendelssohn)
Venezianisches Gondellied  No 5 of Six Songs, Op 57 (Mendelssohn)
Volkslied  No 5 of Six Duets, Op 63 (Mendelssohn)
Volkslied (Mendelssohn)
Wenn durch die Piazzetta  First line to Zwei Venetianische Lieder II, No 18 of Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Wenn durch die Piazzetta  First line to Venezianisches Gondellied, No 5 of Six Songs, Op 57 (Mendelssohn)
Wenn durch die Piazzetta, Op 50 No 3 (Jensen)
Zwei Venetianische Lieder I  No 17 of Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Zwei Venetianische Lieder II  No 18 of Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
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