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Brentano, Clemens (1778-1842)

Clemens Brentano

born: 9 September 1778
died: 28 July 1842
country: Germany

Clemens Brentano was a notable figure in the German Romantic movement, an associate among others of Wieland, Herder, Goethe and Schlegel. Restless and unconventional by nature, he spent some years wandering the countryside with his guitar on his back like a medieval minstrel. His close and lifelong friendship with Achim von Arnim, who married his sister Bettina, provided some stability, and created the work for which they are both best known, the collection of German folk poetry known as Des Knaben Wunderhorn.

from notes by Roger Vignoles © 2011

Albums

Brahms: Songs
CDA66444Archive Service
Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4 – Robert Holl
CDJ33124
Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 5 – Kiera Duffy
CDA67746

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Als mir dein Lied erklang!  
Amor  
An dem Feuer saß das Kind  
An die Nacht  
Dein Lied erklang, ich habe es gehört  
Fünf Gesänge, Op 72 (Brahms)
Heilige Nacht, heilige Nacht!  
Ich wollt' ein Sträusslein binden  
Lied der Frauen  
O kühler Wald  
Säusle, liebe Myrthe!  
Sechs Lieder, Op 68 (Strauss)
Wenn es stürmt auf den Wogen  
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