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Willemer, Marianne von (1784-1860)  

Marianne von Willemer

born: 1784
died: 1860
country: Germany

Marianne von Willemer (née Jung) was born in 1784. Like Goethe’s character Mignon she came from an uncertain background and was ‘rescued’ from a theatrical troupe by her benefactor, the Frankfurt banker J J Willemer (1760-1838). She became Willemer’s ward (she was educated in his house with his own children) and became his third wife in 1814. The couple visited Goethe in Wiesbaden when they were still engaged. Goethe was immediately attracted to Marianne and visited the Willemer house later in 1814, as well as in August and September 1815. Although they never saw each other again, poetess and poet corresponded until Goethe’s death in 1832. It was only a few years before her own death in 1860 that she revealed the true story of this extraordinarily productive literary love affair.

from notes by Graham Johnson

Albums
'Mendelssohn: Lieder' (CDH55360)
Mendelssohn: Lieder
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'Mendelssohn: On wings of song' (CDH55150)
Mendelssohn: On wings of song
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'Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 2' (CDA67137)
Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 2
'Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 3' (CDA67388)
Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 3
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'Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 5' (CDA67753)
Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 5
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'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 19 – Felicity Lott' (CDJ33019)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 19 – Felicity Lott
'Schumann: The Complete Songs' (CDS44441/50)
Schumann: The Complete Songs
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'Schumann: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4 – Oliver Widmer & Stella Doufexis' (CDJ33104)
Schumann: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4 – Oliver Widmer & Stella Doufexis
'Schumann: The Complete Songs, Vol. 7 – Dorothea Röschmann & Ian Bostridge' (CDJ33107)
Schumann: The Complete Songs, Vol. 7 – Dorothea Röschmann & Ian Bostridge
'Songs by Schubert's contemporaries' (CDJ33051/3)
Songs by Schubert's contemporaries
Complete works available for download
FANNY MENDELSSOHN  (1805-1847)
Suleika Susan Gritton (soprano), Eugene Asti (piano)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN  (1809-1847)
Die Freundin Sophie Daneman (soprano), Eugene Asti (piano)
Suleika Katherine Broderick (soprano), Eugene Asti (piano)
BENEDICT RANDHARTINGER  (1802-1893)
Suleika Susan Gritton (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
FRANZ SCHUBERT  (1797-1828)
Suleika I, D720 Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Suleika II, D717 Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen  First line to Suleika (Mendelssohn)
Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen  First line to Suleika II, D717 (Schubert)
Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen  First line to Suleika (Randhartinger)
Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen  First line to Suleika, No 4 of Six Songs, Op 34 (Mendelssohn)
Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen  First line to Suleika (Mendelssohn)
Die Freundin (Mendelssohn)
Dir zu eröffnen mein Herz verlangt mich  First line to Liebeslied, No 5 of Lieder und Gesänge II, Op 51 (Schumann)
Liebeslied  No 5 of Lieder und Gesänge II, Op 51 (Schumann)
Lied der Suleika  No 9 of Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Lieder und Gesänge II, Op 51 (Schumann)
Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Six Songs, Op 34 (Mendelssohn)
Six Songs, Op 57 (Mendelssohn)
Suleika  No 3 of Six Songs, Op 57 (Mendelssohn)
Suleika  No 4 of Six Songs, Op 34 (Mendelssohn)
Suleika (Mendelssohn)
Suleika (Mendelssohn)
Suleika (Randhartinger)
Suleika I, D720 (Schubert)
Suleika II, D717 (Schubert)
Was bedeutet die Bewegung?  First line to Suleika I, D720 (Schubert)
Was bedeutet die Bewegung?  First line to Suleika, No 3 of Six Songs, Op 57 (Mendelssohn)
Wie mit innigstem Behagen  First line to Lied der Suleika, No 9 of Myrthen, Op 25 (Schumann)
Zarter Blumen leicht Gewinde  First line to Die Freundin (Mendelssohn)
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