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Johann Ludwig Tieck

born: 31 May 1773
died: 28 April 1853
country: Germany

Ludwig Tieck was born in Berlin where he studied philosophy and theology before moving to Jena where he encountered Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis, as well as Fichte and Schelling. He knew both Schiller and Goethe. He became quickly renowned for his skills as a novelist, fabulist and writer of comedies, sometimes writing under the allegorical name of Peter Leberecht. He was one of the few great German writers of the period to visit England (in 1817) where he studied Shakespeare; both he and his daughter Dorothea were deeply involved in the preparation (with August von Schlegel) of German translations of the complete works of Shakespeare. Tieck’s most important official position was as Dramaturg at the Dresden Hoftheater. In this position he showed an interest in mounting a production of Schubert’s opera Alfonso und Estrella, but this came to nothing. That Tieck was aware of Schubert is attested by an article he wrote for the Dresdner Theaterzeitung in February 1828 where the composer’s name is bracketed with that of Conradin Kreutzer as an important Viennese composer. The small number of Tieck songs in the lieder repertory show that Schubert was not the only composer who found his writing almost too rich in word-music to encourage musical setting. The best-known Tieck settings, the fifteen songs of Brahms’s mighty cycle Die schöne Magelone, occur within a much longer prose narrative, a work where the poems are fashioned in deliberately simple ballad style to suggest medieval minstrelsy. These ‘Peter Leberecht’ poems seem more susceptible to musical setting than the works which Schubert encountered in 1819.

from notes by Graham Johnson 2000

Albums
'Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 5 – Christopher Maltman' (CDJ33125)
Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 5 – Christopher Maltman
Pre-order CD by post £10.50 CDJ33125  September 2014 Release  
'Hyperion monthly sampler – September 2014' (HYP201409)
Hyperion monthly sampler – September 2014
HYP201409  Download-only monthly sampler September 2014 Release  
'Brahms: Songs' (CDA66444)
Brahms: Songs
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA66444  Archive Service  
'Mendelssohn: Lieder' (CDH55360)
Mendelssohn: Lieder
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55360  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Mendelssohn: On wings of song' (CDH55150)
Mendelssohn: On wings of song
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55150  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 5' (CDA67753)
Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 5
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67753  2CDs for the price of 1  
'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
Buy by post £150.00 CDS44201/40  40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)  
'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 34' (CDJ33034)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 34
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDJ33034  Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40  
'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. 8 – Christopher Maltman, Jonathan Lemalu & Mark Padmore' (CDJ33108)
Schumann: The Complete Songs, Vol. 8 – Christopher Maltman, Jonathan Lemalu & Mark Padmore
Buy by post £10.50 CDJ33108  Download currently discounted
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Abend, D645 (Schubert/Brown)
Es rauscht der Wald, es springt der Quell (Mendelssohn)
Ferne  No 2 of Twelve Songs, Op 9 (Mendelssohn)
Fünf Lieder und Gesänge, Op 127 (Schumann)
Geliebter, wo zaudert  First line to Sulima, No 13 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
Keinen hat es noch gereut  No 1 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
Liebe kam aus fernen Landen  No 4 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
Minnelied  No 1 of Six Songs, Op 47 (Mendelssohn)
Muss es eine Trennung geben?  No 12 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
O alte Heimat süss!  First line to Ferne, No 2 of Twelve Songs, Op 9 (Mendelssohn)
Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
Ruhe, Süssliebchen  No 9 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
Schlusslied des Narren  No 5 of Fünf Lieder und Gesänge, Op 127 (Schumann)
Sind es Schmerzen, sind es Freuden?  No 3 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
Six Songs, Op 47 (Mendelssohn)
So tönet denn, schäumende Wellen  First line to Verzweiflung, No 10 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
So willst du des Armen?  No 5 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
Sulima  No 13 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
Traun! Bogen und Pfeil  No 2 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
Treue Liebe dauert lange  No 15 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
Twelve Songs, Op 9 (Mendelssohn)
Und als ich winzig Bübchen war  First line to Schlusslied des Narren, No 5 of Fünf Lieder und Gesänge, Op 127 (Schumann)
Verzweiflung  No 10 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
War es dir?  No 7 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
Wie der Quell so lieblich klinget  First line to Minnelied, No 1 of Six Songs, Op 47 (Mendelssohn)
Wie froh und frisch  No 14 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
Wie ist es denn, dass trüb und schwer  First line to Abend, D645 (Schubert/Brown)
Wie schnell verschwindet  No 11 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
Wie soll ich die Freude?  No 6 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
Wir müssen uns trennen  No 8 of Romanzen aus L Tieck's Magelone, Op 33 (Brahms)
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