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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

born: 28 August 1749
died: 22 March 1832
country: Germany

'I was born at Frankfurt on the 28th August 1749, at midday, on the stroke of twelve. The position of the stars was favourable; the sun was in the sign of Virgo … Jupiter and Venus were friendly, Mercury not in opposition.” Thus begins Goethe's autobiography Dichtung und Wahrheit ('Poetry and Truth'), although it would be dangerous for our limited purposes to allow him to continue his own tale, so embroidered and revised is truth with inevitable poetry. The grandfather was a tailor who had done well enough to enable his son, Goethe's father, to buy a civic title and a comfortable house. From his father the poet inherited a tendency to formulate and theorise, and a passion for collecting – a love of order. From his mother's side he had practical good sense and humour, and above all her sense of fantasy. Her fairy stories were part of a haphazard education which was luckily attuned to his unique gifts. Painting and drawing, experiments with a puppet theatre and the study of various languages were all to bear fruit, but cello and piano lessons were never to give him a real understanding of music. Nevertheless Goethe was proud to have seen the child prodigy Mozart perform in Frankfurt in 1763; Mozart was seven, Goethe fourteen.

At the age of sixteen Goethe was sent to Leipzig University to study law. His first poems were published anonymously in the same issue of a Leipzig newspaper which announced Telemann's death and his replacement in Hamburg by C P E Bach. It was also in Leipzig that Goethe's words were first set to music by his friend Bernhard Breitkopf. An innkeeper's daughter called Annette Schönkopf was the first of the many love affairs which were to divide his life into chapters. As Richard Capell writes, 'Goethe's career is rather like Henry VIII's, in that it is chronicled according to the brief reign of a succession of queens'. Nicholas Boyle has pointed out that for Goethe in his early life 'the fixity of a commitment was incompatible with the only poetry he could write, a poetry of continuing desire'.

In 1768 Goethe returned seriously ill to Frankfurt. During his recuperation, drawings of nudes by Boucher were removed from his room on doctor's orders. He took up alchemy and theology instead. Father Goethe was losing patience with these dilettante attitudes – little could he know that it was all these various interests which were turning his son into a visionary polymath. From this period dates the poem Am Flusse.

In 1770, the year of Beethoven's birth, Goethe was packed off to the University of Strasbourg. It was there that he met Johann Gottfried Herder who introduced him to the works of Homer, Shakespeare and Ossian – and above all to folk poetry. Herder, who was the first writer of comparable intelligence that Goethe had befriended, taunted the young poet into thinking more deeply. The famed relationship with the country pastor's daughter Friederike Brion who lived in Sesenheim some thirty miles from Frankfurt dates from this time. This gave rise to the poems Mailied and Mit einem gemalten Band set by Beethoven, as well as Heidenröslein and Wilkommen und Abschied.

The Strasbourg idyll lasted only ten months and, with what would be something of a pattern in his emotional life, the poet took flight before he became too deeply involved, leaving Friederike heart-broken. In 1772, after a short period studying at Wetzlar where he met Charlotte Buff (who was to inspire Die Leiden des jungen Werthers), Goethe returned to Frankfurt where he established his reputation as a young firebrand in the Sturm und Drang manner. From this time dates his play Götz von Berlichingen. Plays and novels about medieval knights and ladies became all the rage, but the young poet aspired to even bigger canvases; Mohammed, Socrates, Caesar, Christ were all grist to his imaginative mill. Mahomets Gesang is surprisingly contemporary with the much shyer poem Das Veilchen set by Mozart. Ganymed, Prometheus, An Schwager Kronos, Bundeslied and Wonne der Wehmuth were all written in these four Frankfurt years. Geistes-Gruss was written during a holiday journey down the Rhine in 1774 during which Goethe met the poet Jacobi, seven of whose poems were to be set by Schubert. It was also during this Frankfurt period that Goethe began to get to grips with turning the Faust legend into verse-drama. In their Ur-Faust versions the poems for Gretchen am Spinnrade, Gretchens Bitte, Der König in Thule and Szene aus Faust all date from this time – slightly less than forty years before Schubert was to set them. The love affair of this period was with Lili Schönemann to whom Goethe even became engaged. She was of high birth and her parents thought the match unsuitable; in any case he had his habitual fear of commitment. A visit to Switzerland was a temporary escape (Auf dem See was written there in 1775) but the poet knew that he had to be on the move once more. He was at the height of his creative powers, but pirated editions of his works cheated him of money and he felt the need for financial security. Princes from all over Germany were on the look-out for advisers and gifted, interesting men who would be a credit to their employers. A way out of his problems, both personal and financial, was an invitation to the court of Karl August, Duke of Weimar. Goethe arrived in Weimar in November 1775. One of the first poems he wrote there, remembering Lili Schönemann, was Jägers Abendlied.

Weimar was to be the poet's home for the rest of his life. It was not a rich state, nor a big one, but thanks to the Duke's mother, Duchess Anna Amalia (who was, among other things, a composer), foundations had been laid for a remarkably cultural court of which Goethe himself was to be the star attraction. Within six months of coming to Weimar Goethe was a privy councillor. Although he wrote poetry continually, he published nothing for the next ten years; his energies were given over to a list of administrative tasks which no ivory-tower artist could ever have contemplated and which led to his well-deserved reputation as both artist and scientist. Goethe's work on behalf of the state's mining industry, for example, was to lead to his passionate interest in geological and mineralogical studies. Charlotte von Stein, wife of the Duke's Master of Horse, was among the few at the court who almost immediately perceived Goethe's greatness. She was half Scottish by birth and was already a mature, married woman by the time she met the young poet. She was a serious woman of great decorum who deplored the rowdy side of his nature. 'Make something worthy of me', he wrote to her, and she educated, groomed and governed him. She taught him how to dance, and equipped him with the social graces needed for a life of mixing with princes. In return he put her on a pedestal; he courted her as a knight might have wooed a paragon of medieval virtue. Goethe wrote over 1700 letters to Charlotte which were as likely to be accompanied by the latest produce from his garden as by an immortal lyric written for her alone. Protected and guided by her love the fiery young poet grew up and found, for a number of years at least, a core of inner tranquillity. He became much occupied with the court theatre (a number of lyrics we know as songs are actually taken from small plays) and began work on his novel Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre which was also to be a rich mine of song lyrics for Schubert and others.

After more than a decade in Weimar Goethe experienced what would now be termed a mid-life crisis. He had been ennobled in 1782 and was famous and respected, but he felt that his life in Germany was stultifying. Once again he needed to escape. The idealism and refinement of Charlotte von Stein had to be replaced by something more vital and earthy. Like his character Mignon he looked to the south, and there he sought rejuvenation and artistic rebirth. On 3 September 1786 he slipped away from Karlsbad where he had visited Charlotte; without telling her he left with only a knapsack and an assumed name.

Whilst in Italy (1786-1788) Goethe 'discovered himself'; some scholars even believe that he lost his virginity there and that his former exploits with women had been cerebral at the expense of physical release (judging from the Römische Elegien it would be more accurate to say that his poetry lost its virginity). This turning point in Goethe's creative and emotional life was rich in poetry inspired by classical metre, and largely unsuitable for musical setting. He was particularly busy as a playwright during this period. Egmont – from which the text 'Freudvoll und leidvoll' (Die Liebe) is taken – was completed in Italy, also the final version of his 'Schauspiel mit Gesang', Claudine von Villa Bella which Schubert and a number of other composers were to turn into opera.

The return to Weimar in 1788 (very much on the poet's terms with a much lightened work load at court) marked the end of Goethe's relationship with Charlotte who was not unnaturally mortified that the Italian adventure was planned without her knowledge. This intellectual relationship was replaced by something utterly different: the poet set up house with a 23-year-old girl (he was nearly sixteen years older) named Christiane Vulpius. She was scarcely literate, but her simple joyful earthiness provided Goethe with the background he needed to work calmly and productively. The after-effects of the French Revolution meant that the poet was forced to visit the battlefield in the Duke's entourage from time to time (Der Rattenfänger and Die Spinnerin were written during this period) but this did not really interrupt Goethe's re-awakened interest in scientific research. Indeed most of this phase of his life (1788-1793) was given over to it. He took particular issue with Newton's laws and had his own very different (and misguided) theories about the nature of light. At more or less the same time he met the poet Schiller who had moved to Jena some time before. What might have been a relationship of deadly rivalry turned into the most fruitful collaborative friendship in Goethe's life; it was just what he needed to return his energies to poetry. Schiller galvanised Goethe into finishing such works as Wilhelm Meister, and it was also thanks to Schiller that work on Faust was resumed. In return Goethe encouraged Schiller in his writing of Wallenstein and Wilhelm Tell. They soon saw each other as ideal colleagues, fighting for the same lofty ideals of classicism in art. After the tell-it-all style of the Venetian Epigrams a new mood of Arcadian euphemism can be found in Goethe's writing. The two poets collaborated together on various collections (notably the Musenalmanach – Almanac of the Muses – of 1797 and 1798) where new poems, ballads and epigrams regularly appeared, some of them ideally suited for musical setting. Dramatic or barnstorming poems now appear less often than lyrics of antique poise and pastoral delight. The following is a chronological list of poems which were written in the 'Schiller years' between 1794 and 1805: Meeresstille, Heiss mich nicht reden, An die Türen will ich schleichen, Nähe des Geliebten, Wer kauft Liebesgötter?, So lasst mich scheinen, Der Schatzgräber, An Mignon, Der Gott und die Bajadere, Der Musensohn, Tischlied, Schäfers Klagelied, Nachtgesang, Sehnsucht, Trost in Thränen.

The sudden death of Schiller in 1895 robbed Goethe of his greatest colleague, the only man whom the poet regarded as an equal. In 1806 the Napoleonic wars made themselves felt in Weimar. After the defeat of Prussian troops at Jena, marauding French troops broke into Goethe's house and threatened him. Christiane bravely repelled them, and in gratitude Goethe married her after sixteen years of life together. By this time the poet was a celebrity and visitors came from all over the world to pay him court: he met Napoleon twice, as befitted a man of his renown. He was pursued by the pushy Bettina von Arnim who wished to have his child. Christiane was determined to be the only mother of the poet's children, but Bettina, summarily put in her place by Frau Goethe, managed to engineer a famous, if not entirely successful, meeting between Goethe and Beethoven in Teplitz. Song texts from this period are: Die Liebende schreibt, Der Goldschmiedsgesell, Johanna Sebus and Schweizerlied.

Goethe was now to turn his gaze towards the east. Soldiers from Weimar had been stationed in Spain and brought back exquisite examples of Arabic calligraphy. A Russian regiment of Bashkirs was stationed in Weimar and the hall of the Protestant grammar school resounded with the Koran. The newly translated works of Hafiz inspired the poet to enter into the spirit of oriental love poetry. He invented a new persona for himself – the sage and potentate, Hatem. In this game of oriental symbolism Goethe cast Marianne von Willemer, a young woman who lived outside Frankfurt with an older husband, as his Suleika. Marianne was probably the most gifted of the poet's lovers (it is very possible that their relationship was purely literary) and she wrote poetry in reply to his which was so skilful, so much like Goethe's own, that he absorbed it unacknowledged into his own writings. Schubert was never to know of the part that Marianne had played in the poetry of the West-östlicher Divan as it was only revealed after the composer's death. The poems written in 1814 and 1815 in the eastern manner were the last of Goethe's poems, in terms of the chronology of the poet's life, that Schubert was to set. They were: Versunken, Im Gegenwärtigen Vergangenes, Geheimes and the two Suleika songs.

The poet spent his last birthday, his eighty-second, in August 1831, with his grandchildren in Ilmenau. In the fir-woods of that mountainous region there was a lonely wooden hut. On the wall of the hut fifty-one years before (in September 1780) he had written the following poem:

Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh, (Over all the peaks there is peace;)
In allen Wipfeln spürest du (in all the tree-tops you feel)
Kaum einen Hauch; (Scarcely a breath of air;)
Die Vögelein schweigen im Walde. (The little birds in the forest are silent.)
Warte nur, balde ruhest du auch. (Wait! Soon you too will be at rest.)

We are told that Goethe read these few lines and tears ran down his cheeks. He slowly drew his snow-white handkerchief from the pocket of his coat, dried his eyes and said in a sad and gentle voice: 'Yes: wait, you too shall rest before long.'

from notes by Graham Johnson 1995

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'Brahms: Alto Rhapsody; Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde' (APR5579)
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
… eine kleine Stille  First line to So lasst mich scheinen, D469 II (Schubert)
Ach neige, du Schmerzenreiche  First line to Gretchen vor dem Andachtsbild der Mater dolorosa (Wolf)
Ach! wer bringt die schönen Tage  First line to Erster Verlust, No 1 of Six Songs, Op 99 (Mendelssohn)
Ach, neige  First line to Gretchens Bitte 'Gretchen im Zwinger', D564 (Schubert/Britten)
Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen  First line to Suleika II, D717 (Schubert)
Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen  First line to Suleika (Randhartinger)
Ach, wer bringt die schönen Tage  First line to Erster Verlust, D226 (Schubert)
Ach, wer bringt die schönen Tage  First line to Erster Verlust (Zelter)
Als ich auf dem Euphrat schiffte  No 41 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Als ich still und ruhig spann  First line to Die Spinnerin, D247 (Schubert)
Am Flusse, D160 (Schubert)
Am Flusse, D766 (Schubert)
An dem reinsten Frühlingsmorgen  First line to Die Spröde, No 26 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
An den Mond, D259 (Schubert)
An den Mond, D296 (Schubert)
An des lust'gen Brunnens Rand  First line to Suleika und Hatem, No 12 of Twelve Songs, Op 8 (Mendelssohn)
An die Entfernte, D765 (Schubert)
An die Türen will ich schleichen  No 3 of Gesänge des Harfners, D478 (Schubert)
An die Türen will ich schleichen  No 8 of Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister, Op 98a (Schumann)
An Mignon, D161 First version (Schubert)
An Mignon, D161 Second version (Schubert)
An Schwager Kronos, D369 (Schubert)
Anakreons Grab  No 29 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Arm am Beutel, krank am Herzen  First line to Der Schatzgräber, D256 (Schubert)
Auf dem See, D543 (Schubert)
Aus Goethes Faust, Op 75 No 3 (Beethoven)
Ballade des Harfners  No 2 of Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister, Op 98a (Schumann)
Bedecke deinen Himmel, Zeus  First line to Prometheus, D674 (Schubert)
Beherzigung  No 6 of Sechs Lieder und Romanzen, Op 93a (Brahms)
Bei dem Glanz der Abendröte  First line to Die Bekehrte, No 27 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Blumengruss  No 24 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Bundeslied, D258 (Schubert)
Connais-tu le pays où dans l'immense plaine  First line to Mignon (Gounod)
Da droben auf jenem Berge  First line to Schäfers Klagelied, D121 First version (Schubert)
Da droben auf jenem Berge  First line to Schäfers Klagelied, D121 Second version (Schubert)
Dämmrung senkte sich von oben  No 1 of Lieder und Gesänge, Op 59 (Brahms)
Dämmrung senkte sich von oben (Mendelssohn)
Dank des Paria  No 30 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Das Beet, schon lockert  First line to Frühling übers Jahr, No 28 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Das Veilchen (Schumann)
Das Veilchen, K476 (Mozart)
Das Wasser rauscht', das Wasser schwoll  First line to Der Fischer, WoO19 (Schumann)
Das Wasser rauscht’, das Wasser schwoll  First line to Der Fischer, D225 (Schubert)
Das Wasser rauscht’, das Wasser schwoll  First line to Der Fischer (Vesque von Püttlingen)
Dem Schnee, dem Regen  First line to Rastlose Liebe, D138 (Schubert)
Dem Schnee, dem Regen  First line to Rastlose Liebe (Reichardt)
Dem Schnee, dem Regen  First line to Rastlose Liebe (Zelter)
Dem Schnee, dem Regen  First line to Rastlose Liebe (Eberwein)
Der Damm zerreisst, das Feld erbraust  First line to Johanna Sebus, D728 (Schubert/Hoorickx)
Der du von dem Himmel bist  First line to Wanderers Nachtlied, No 5 of Sechs Gedichte von Scheffel, Mörike, Goethe und Justinus Kerner (Wolf)
Der du von dem Himmel bist  First line to Wandrers Nachtlied I, D224 (Schubert)
Der du von dem Himmel bist 'Wandrers Nachtlied', Op 9 Book I No 3b (Loewe)
Der du von dem Himmel bist, S279 First version (Liszt)
Der du von dem Himmel bist, S279 Third version (Liszt)
Der Fischer (Vesque von Püttlingen)
Der Fischer, D225 (Schubert)
Der Fischer, WoO19 (Schumann)
Der Goldschmiedsgesell, D560 (Schubert)
Der Gott und die Bajadere, D254 (Schubert)
Der König in Thule, D367 (Schubert)
Der Musensohn, D764 (Schubert)
Der Rattenfänger (Wolf)
Der Rattenfänger, D255 (Schubert)
Der Sänger, D149 (Schubert)
Der Schäfer  No 22 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Der Schatzgräber, D256 (Schubert)
Der Strauss, den ich gepflückt  First line to Blumengruss, No 24 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Des Menschen Seele  First line to Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D484 (Schubert)
Des Menschen Seele  First line to Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D705 (Schubert/Asti)
Des menschen Seele  First line to Gesang der Geister, Op 88 (Loewe)
Die Bekehrte  No 27 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Die heiligen drei König mit ihrem Stern  First line to Epiphanias, No 19 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Die Liebe 'Clärchens Lied', D210 (Schubert)
Die Liebende schreibt  No 5 of Fünf Lieder, Op 47 (Brahms)
Die Liebende schreibt  No 3 of Six Songs, Op 86 (Mendelssohn)
Die Liebende schreibt, D673 (Schubert)
Die Post/Die Wahlverwandtschaften (Schubert)
Die Spinnerin, D247 (Schubert)
Die Spröde  No 26 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Die wandelnde Glocke  No 17 of Lieder-Album für die Jugend, Op 79 (Schumann)
Die wandelnde Glocke, Op 20 No 3 (Loewe)
Dir zu eröffnen mein Herz verlangt mich  First line to Liebeslied, No 5 of Lieder und Gesänge II, Op 51 (Schumann)
Durch Feld und Wald zu schweifen  First line to Der Musensohn, D764 (Schubert)
Ein Blick von deinen Augen in die meinen  First line to Die Liebende schreibt, No 5 of Fünf Lieder, Op 47 (Brahms)
Ein Blick von deinen Augen in die meinen  First line to Die Liebende schreibt, D673 (Schubert)
Ein Blick von deinen Augen in die meinen  First line to Die Liebende schreibt, No 3 of Six Songs, Op 86 (Mendelssohn)
Ein Blumenglöckchen  First line to Gleich und Gleich, No 25 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Ein Veilchen auf der Wiese stand  First line to Das Veilchen (Schumann)
Ein Veilchen auf der Wiese stand  First line to Das Veilchen, K476 (Mozart)
Epiphanias  No 19 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Erlkönig (Reichardt)
Erlkönig (Zelter)
Erlkönig, D328 (Schubert)
Erlkönig, Op 1 No 3 (Loewe)
Erlkönig, Op 154 No 4 (Spohr)
Erschaffen und Beleben, Op 87 No 2 (Strauss)
Erster Verlust  No 1 of Six Songs, Op 99 (Mendelssohn)
Erster Verlust (Zelter)
Erster Verlust, D226 (Schubert)
Erwin  No 2 of Six Songs, Op 7 (Mendelssohn)
Es ist doch meine Nachbarin  First line to Der Goldschmiedsgesell, D560 (Schubert)
Es schlug mein Herz, geschwind zu Pferde!  First line to Willkommen und Abschied, D767 Second version (Schubert)
Es schlug mein Herz, geschwind zu Pferde!  First line to Willkommen und Abschied, D767 First version (Schubert)
Es war ein fauler Schäfer  First line to Der Schäfer, No 22 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Es war ein Kind  First line to Die wandelnde Glocke, No 17 of Lieder-Album für die Jugend, Op 79 (Schumann)
Es war ein Kind, das wollte nie  First line to Die wandelnde Glocke, Op 20 No 3 (Loewe)
Es war ein König in Thule  First line to Der König in Thule, D367 (Schubert)
Es war ein König in Thule, S278 Second version (Liszt)
Es war einmal ein König  First line to Aus Goethes Faust, Op 75 No 3 (Beethoven)
Feiger Gedanken  First line to Beherzigung, No 6 of Sechs Lieder und Romanzen, Op 93a (Brahms)
Freisinn  No 2 of Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Freudvoll  First line to Die Liebe 'Clärchens Lied', D210 (Schubert)
Freudvoll und leidvoll, S280 First setting, second version (Liszt)
Frühling übers Jahr  No 28 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Füllest wieder Busch und Tal  First line to An den Mond, D259 (Schubert)
Füllest wieder Busch und Tal  First line to An den Mond, D296 (Schubert)
Fünf Lieder, Op 47 (Brahms)
Ganymed  No 50 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Ganymed, D544 (Schubert)
Gefunden  No 1 of Sechs Lieder, Op 56 (Strauss)
Geheimes, D719 (Schubert)
Geistes-Gruss, D142 Sixth version (Schubert)
Geistes-Gruss, D142 Third version (Schubert)
Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D484 (Schubert)
Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D705 (Schubert/Asti)
Gesang der Geister, Op 88 (Loewe)
Gesänge aus 'Wilhelm Meister', D877 (Schubert)
Gesänge des Harfners, D478 (Schubert)
Gleich und Gleich  No 25 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Gottes ist der Orient!  First line to Talismane, No 8 of Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Grenzen der Menschheit, D716 (Schubert)
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118 (Schubert)
Gretchen vor dem Andachtsbild der Mater dolorosa (Wolf)
Gretchens Bitte 'Gretchen im Zwinger', D564 (Schubert/Britten)
Grosser Brahma! Nun erkenn ich  First line to Dank des Paria, No 30 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Gutmann und Gutweib  No 13 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Hans Adam war ein Erdenkloß  First line to Erschaffen und Beleben, Op 87 No 2 (Strauss)
Harfenspieler 'Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt', D325 (Schubert)
Heidenröslein, D257 (Schubert)
Heidenröslein, Op 53 No 1 (Tomásek)
Heiss mich nicht reden  First line to Mignon I, No 5 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Heiss' mich nicht reden  No 5 of Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister, Op 98a (Schumann)
Heiss mich nicht reden 'Lied der Mignon'  No 2 of Gesänge aus 'Wilhelm Meister', D877 (Schubert)
Heiss mich nicht reden 'Mignon I', D726 (Schubert)
Heraus in eure Schatten, rege Wipfel  First line to Monolog der Iphegenia (Reichardt)
Hin und wieder fliegen die Pfeile, D239 No 3 (Schubert)
Hoch auf dem alten Turme steht  First line to Geistes-Gruss, D142 Third version (Schubert)
Hoch auf dem alten Turme steht  First line to Geistes-Gruss, D142 Sixth version (Schubert)
Hoch beglückt in deiner Liebe  No 40 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Hoffnung, D295 (Schubert)
Ich bin der wohlbekannte Sänger  First line to Der Rattenfänger (Wolf)
Ich bin der wohlbekannte Sänger  First line to Der Rattenfänger, D255 (Schubert)
Ich denke dein  No 3 of Vier Duette, Op 78 (Schumann)
Ich denke dein, wenn mir der Sonne Schimmer  First line to Nähe des Geliebten, D162 (Schubert)
Ich ging im Felde  First line to Im Vorübergehen, Op 81 No 1 (Loewe/Schneider)
Ich ging im Walde  First line to Gefunden, No 1 of Sechs Lieder, Op 56 (Strauss)
Ich wollt’ ich wär’ ein Fisch  First line to Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, D558 (Schubert)
Ihr verblühet, süße Rosen  First line to Zur Rosenzeit, No 5 of Sechs Lieder, Op 48 (Grieg)
Ihr verblühet, süsse Rosen  First line to Erwin, No 2 of Six Songs, Op 7 (Mendelssohn)
Ilmenau (Ives)
Im Felde schleich’ ich, still und wild  First line to Jägers Abendlied, D215 (Schubert)
Im Felde schleich’ ich, still und wild  First line to Jägers Abendlied, D368 (Schubert)
Im gegenwärtigen Vergangenes, D710 (Schubert)
Im Vorübergehen, Op 81 No 1 (Loewe/Schneider)
In allen guten Stunden  First line to Bundeslied, D258 (Schubert)
Indem du diesen Brief liesest  First line to Die Post/Die Wahlverwandtschaften (Schubert)
Jägers Abendlied, D215 (Schubert)
Jägers Abendlied, D368 (Schubert)
Johanna Sebus, D728 (Schubert/Hoorickx)
Kennst du das Land  First line to Mignon 'Kennst du das Land?', No 28 of Lieder-Album für die Jugend, Op 79 (Schumann)
Kennst du das Land?  First line to Mignon, No 9 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Klage Harfenspieler III (Zelter)
Lasst fahren hin das Allzuflüchtige  First line to Zur Logenfeier (Hummel)
Lasst mich nur auf meinem Sattel gelten!  First line to Freisinn, No 2 of Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Le connais-tu ce radieux pays  First line to Romance de Mignon (Duparc)
Lichtlein schwimmen auf dem Strome  First line to St Nepomuks Vorabend, No 20 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Liebe schwärmt auf allen Wegen, D239 No 6 (Schubert)
Liebeslied  No 5 of Lieder und Gesänge II, Op 51 (Schumann)
Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, D558 (Schubert)
Liebliches Kind  First line to Serenade, No 3 of Vier Gesänge, Op 70 (Brahms)
Lied aus Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre 'Kennst du das Land?' (Krufft)
Lied der Suleika  No 9 of Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Lied Lynceus des Türmers  No 27 of Lieder-Album für die Jugend, Op 79 (Schumann)
Lieder aus dem Schenkenbuch im Divan I  No 5 of Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Lieder aus dem Schenkenbuch im Divan II  No 6 of Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister, Op 98a (Schumann)
Lieder und Gesänge II, Op 51 (Schumann)
Lieder und Gesänge IV, Op 96 (Schumann)
Lieder und Gesänge, Op 59 (Brahms)
Lieder-Album für die Jugend, Op 79 (Schumann)
Lynceus, der Thürmer, auf Fausts Sternwarte singend, Op 9 Book VIII No 3 (Loewe)
Mahadöh, der Herr der Erde  First line to Der Gott und die Bajadere, D254 (Schubert)
Mahomets Gesang, D549 (Schubert/Hoorickx)
Mahomets Gesang, D721 (Schubert/Hoorickx)
Maigesang, Op 52 No 4 (Beethoven)
Meeres Stille, D215a (Schubert)
Meeres Stille, D216 (Schubert)
Meeres Stille, Op 60 No 3 (Tomásek)
Meeresstille und Glückliche Fahrt, Op 112 (Beethoven)
Meine Ruh’ ist hin  First line to Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118 (Schubert)
Mich ergreift, ich weiss nicht wie  First line to Tischlied, D234 (Schubert)
Mignon  No 9 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Mignon (Gounod)
Mignon I  No 5 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Mignon II  No 6 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Mignon III  No 7 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Mignon 'Kennst du das Land?'  No 1 of Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister, Op 98a (Schumann)
Mignon 'Kennst du das Land?'  No 28 of Lieder-Album für die Jugend, Op 79 (Schumann)
Mignons Gesang 'Kennst du das Land?', D321 (Schubert)
Mignons Lied 'Kennst du das Land?', Op 37 No 1 (Spohr)
Monolog der Iphegenia (Reichardt)
Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Nachtgesang, D119 (Schubert)
Nachtlied  No 1 of Lieder und Gesänge IV, Op 96 (Schumann)
Nähe des Geliebten, D162 (Schubert)
Neue Liebe, neues Leben, Op 75 No 2 (Beethoven)
Nimmer will ich dich verlieren  No 48 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt  First line to Sehnsucht (Reichardt)
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt  No 3 of Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister, Op 98a (Schumann)
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt  First line to Mignon II, No 6 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt 'Lied der Mignon'  No 4 of Gesänge aus 'Wilhelm Meister', D877 (Schubert)
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt 'Mignon und der Harfner'  No 1 of Gesänge aus 'Wilhelm Meister', D877 (Schubert)
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt 'Sehnsucht' 'Lied der Mignon', D481 (Schubert)
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt 'Sehnsucht', D310 (Schubert)
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt 'Sehnsucht', D310a (Schubert)
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt 'Sehnsucht', D359 (Schubert)
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt 'Sehnsucht', D656 (Schubert)
O gib, vom weichen Pfühle  First line to Nachtgesang, D119 (Schubert)
Pesnya Mefistofelya o blokhe 'Mephistopheles' song of the flea' (Musorgsky)
Phänomen  No 32 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Philine  No 8 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Prometheus, D674 (Schubert)
Rastlose Liebe (Eberwein)
Rastlose Liebe (Reichardt)
Rastlose Liebe (Zelter)
Rastlose Liebe, D138 (Schubert)
Rhapsody, Op 53 (Brahms)
Romance de Mignon (Duparc)
Ros’ und Lilie morgenthaulich  First line to Im gegenwärtigen Vergangenes, D710 (Schubert)
Sah ein Knab’ ein Röslein stehn  First line to Heidenröslein, D257 (Schubert)
Sah ein Knab’ ein Röslein stehn  First line to Heidenröslein, Op 53 No 1 (Tomásek)
Schäfers Klagelied, D121 First version (Schubert)
Schäfers Klagelied, D121 Second version (Schubert)
Schaff’, das Tagwerk meiner Hände  First line to Hoffnung, D295 (Schubert)
Schweizerlied, D559 (Schubert)
Sechs Gedichte von Scheffel, Mörike, Goethe und Justinus Kerner (Wolf)
Sechs Lieder und Romanzen, Op 93a (Brahms)
Sechs Lieder, Op 48 (Grieg)
Sechs Lieder, Op 56 (Strauss)
Sehnsucht (Reichardt)
Sehnsucht, D123 (Schubert)
Sehnsucht, Op 83 No 2 (Beethoven)
Seht den Felsenquell  First line to Mahomets Gesang, D721 (Schubert/Hoorickx)
Seht den Felsenquell  First line to Mahomets Gesang, D549 (Schubert/Hoorickx)
Serenade  No 3 of Vier Gesänge, Op 70 (Brahms)
Setze mir nicht, du Grobian  First line to Lieder aus dem Schenkenbuch im Divan II, No 6 of Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Sieben Lieder, Op 48 (Brahms)
Singet nicht in Trauertönen  No 7 of Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister, Op 98a (Schumann)
Singet nicht in Trauertönen  First line to Philine, No 8 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Sitz ich allein  First line to Lieder aus dem Schenkenbuch im Divan I, No 5 of Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Six Songs, Op 1 (Mendelssohn)
Six Songs, Op 7 (Mendelssohn)
Six Songs, Op 86 (Mendelssohn)
Six Songs, Op 99 (Mendelssohn)
So hab’ ich wirklich dich verloren?  First line to An die Entfernte, D765 (Schubert)
So lang man nüchtern ist  No 36 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
So lasst mich scheinen  No 9 of Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister, Op 98a (Schumann)
So lasst mich scheinen  First line to Mignon III, No 7 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
So lasst mich scheinen 'Lied der Mignon'  No 3 of Gesänge aus 'Wilhelm Meister', D877 (Schubert)
So lasst mich scheinen 'Mignon II', D727 (Schubert)
So lasst mich scheinen 'Mignon, 1. Weise', D469 I (Schubert)
So lasst mich scheinen, D469 II (Schubert)
Spute dich, Kronos!  First line to An Schwager Kronos, D369 (Schubert)
St Nepomuks Vorabend  No 20 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Suleika (Randhartinger)
Suleika I, D720 (Schubert)
Suleika II, D717 (Schubert)
Suleika und Hatem  No 12 of Twelve Songs, Op 8 (Mendelssohn)
Symphony No 8 in E flat major (Mahler)
Szene aus Faust, D126 (Schubert)
Talismane  No 8 of Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Tiefe Stille herrscht im Wasser  First line to Meeres Stille, D215a (Schubert)
Tiefe Stille herrscht im Wasser  First line to Meeres Stille, D216 (Schubert)
Tiefe Stille herrscht im Wasser  First line to Meeres Stille, Op 60 No 3 (Tomásek)
Tischlied, D234 (Schubert)
Trocknet nicht, trocknet nicht  First line to Wonne der Wehmut, D260 (Schubert)
Trocknet nicht, trocknet nicht  First line to Wonne der Wehmut (Dietrichstein)
Trost in Tränen  No 5 of Sieben Lieder, Op 48 (Brahms)
Trost in Tränen (Neukomm)
Trost in Tränen, D120 (Schubert)
Trost in Tränen, Op 14 (Cornelius)
Twelve Songs, Op 8 (Mendelssohn)
Über allen Gipfeln  First line to Ilmenau (Ives)
Über allen Gipfeln  First line to Wandrers Nachtlied II, D768 (Schubert)
Über allen Gipfeln  First line to Wandrers Nachtlied, Op 129 No 11 (Hiller)
Über allen Gipfeln  First line to Nachtlied, No 1 of Lieder und Gesänge IV, Op 96 (Schumann)
Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh' 'Wandrers Nachtlied', Op 9 Book I No 3a (Loewe)
Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh', S306 Third version (Liszt)
Über meines Liebchens Äugeln  First line to Geheimes, D719 (Schubert)
Über Tal und Fluss getragen  First line to An Mignon, D161 Second version (Schubert)
Über Tal und Fluss getragen  First line to An Mignon, D161 First version (Schubert)
Uf’m Bergli  First line to Schweizerlied, D559 (Schubert)
Um Mitternacht (Britten)
Um Mitternacht (Zelter)
Und frische Nahrung, neues Blut  First line to Auf dem See, D543 (Schubert)
Und morgen fällt Sankt Martins Fest  First line to Gutmann und Gutweib, No 13 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Verfliesset, vielgeliebte Lieder  First line to Am Flusse, D766 (Schubert)
Verfliesset, vielgeliebte Lieder  First line to Am Flusse, D160 (Schubert)
Versunken, D715 (Schubert)
Vier Duette, Op 78 (Schumann)
Vier Gesänge, Op 70 (Brahms)
Voll Locken kraus ein Haupt so rund!  First line to Versunken, D715 (Schubert)
Von allen schönen Waren  First line to Wer kauft Liebesgötter?, D261 (Schubert)
Von den Bergen zu den Hügeln  First line to Wanderlied, No 2 of Six Songs, Op 1 (Mendelssohn)
Wanderers Nachtlied  No 5 of Sechs Gedichte von Scheffel, Mörike, Goethe und Justinus Kerner (Wolf)
Wanderlied  No 2 of Six Songs, Op 1 (Mendelssohn)
Wandrers Nachtlied I, D224 (Schubert)
Wandrers Nachtlied II, D768 (Schubert)
Wandrers Nachtlied, Op 129 No 11 (Hiller)
Was bedeutet die Bewegung?  First line to Suleika I, D720 (Schubert)
Was hör' ich draussen vor dem Tor?  First line to Ballade des Harfners, No 2 of Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister, Op 98a (Schumann)
Was hör’ ich draussen vor dem Tor  First line to Der Sänger, D149 (Schubert)
Was zieht mir das Herz so?  First line to Sehnsucht, D123 (Schubert)
Wenn der uralte  First line to Grenzen der Menschheit, D716 (Schubert)
Wenn zu der Regenwand  First line to Phänomen, No 32 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Wer kauft Liebesgötter?, D261 (Schubert)
Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen ass  No 2 of Gesänge des Harfners, D478 (Schubert)
Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen ass  First line to Klage Harfenspieler III (Zelter)
Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen ass  No 4 of Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister, Op 98a (Schumann)
Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen ass 'Gesang des Harfners', D478 No 2b (Schubert)
Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen ass 'Harfenspieler III', D478 No 2 (Schubert)
Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?  First line to Erlkönig, D328 (Schubert)
Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?  First line to Erlkönig (Reichardt)
Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?  First line to Erlkönig (Zelter)
Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?  First line to Erlkönig, Op 154 No 4 (Spohr)
Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?  First line to Erlkönig, Op 1 No 3 (Loewe)
Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt  No 1 of Gesänge des Harfners, D478 (Schubert)
Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt  No 6 of Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister, Op 98a (Schumann)
Wie anders, Gretchen, war dir’s  First line to Szene aus Faust, D126 (Schubert)
Wie im Morgenglanze  First line to Ganymed, D544 (Schubert)
Wie im Morgenglanze  First line to Ganymed, No 50 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Wie kommt’s, dass du so traurig bist  First line to Trost in Tränen, D120 (Schubert)
Wie kommt’s, dass du so traurig bist  First line to Trost in Tränen (Neukomm)
Wie kommt's, dass du so traurig bist  First line to Trost in Tränen, No 5 of Sieben Lieder, Op 48 (Brahms)
Wie mit innigstem Behagen  First line to Lied der Suleika, No 9 of Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Willkommen und Abschied, D767 First version (Schubert)
Willkommen und Abschied, D767 Second version (Schubert)
Wo die Rose hier blüht  First line to Anakreons Grab, No 29 of Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Wonne der Wehmut (Dietrichstein)
Wonne der Wehmut, D260 (Schubert)
Wonne der Wehmut, Op 83 No 1 (Beethoven)
Zhil byl korol' kogda-to 'Once upon a time a king'  First line to Pesnya Mefistofelya o blokhe 'Mephistopheles' song of the flea' (Musorgsky)
Zum Sehen geboren  First line to Lynceus, der Thürmer, auf Fausts Sternwarte singend, Op 9 Book VIII No 3 (Loewe)
Zum Sehen geboren  First line to Lied Lynceus des Türmers, No 27 of Lieder-Album für die Jugend, Op 79 (Schumann)
Zur Logenfeier (Hummel)
Zur Rosenzeit  No 5 of Sechs Lieder, Op 48 (Grieg)
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