August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben
August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben1798 - 1874
August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben was a German poet. He is best known for writing "Das Lied der Deutschen", its third stanza now being the national anthem of Germany, and a number of popular children's songs, considered part of the Young Germany movement.
Hoffmann was born in Fallersleben in Lower Saxony, then in the duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg.
The son of a merchant and mayor of his native city, he was educated at the classical schools of Helmstedt and Braunschweig, and afterwards at the universities of Göttingen and Bonn. His original intention was to study theology, but he soon devoted himself entirely to literature. In 1823 he was appointed custodian of the university library at Breslau, a post which he held till 1838. He was also made extraordinary professor of the German language and literature at that university in 1830, and ordinary professor in 1835. Hoffmann was deprived of his chair in 1842 in consequence of his Unpolitische Lieder (1840–1841, "Unpolitical Songs"), which gave much offence to the authorities in Prussia.
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This list is likely to be of songs that have been performed at Oxford International Song Festivals and Oxford Song events, and may not be comprehensive of this composer's compositions. This database is ever growing as a work in progress, with further songs regularly being added.
|Abschiedslied der Zugvögel (1844) Op. 63 no.2||Felix Mendelssohn|
|Auf der Wanderung (1878)||Hugo Wolf|
|Das Ährenfeld (1836)||Felix Mendelssohn|
|Der Abendstern (1849) Op. 79 no.1 21.iv–13.v.1849||Robert Schumann|
|Der Jäger und sein Liebchen (1860) Op. 28||Johannes Brahms|
|Die Waise (1849) Op. 79 no.14 21.iv–13.v.1849||Robert Schumann|
|Frühlings Ankunft (1849) Op. 79 no.19 21.iv–13.v.1849||Robert Schumann|
|Frühlingsbotschaft (1849) Op. 79 no.3 21.iv–13.v.1849||Robert Schumann|
|Frühlingsgruss (1849) Op. 79 no.4 21.iv–13.v.1849||Robert Schumann|
|Frühlingslied (1849) Op. 79 no.18 21.iv–13.v.1849||Robert Schumann|
|Hinaus ins Freie (1849) Op. 79 no.11 21.iv–13.v.1849||Robert Schumann|
|Ja, die Schönst! ich sagt es offen (1878)||Hugo Wolf|
|Liebe und Frühling I (1853) Op. 3 no.2||Johannes Brahms|
|Liebe und Frühling II (1853) Op. 3 no.3||Johannes Brahms|
|Liebesfrühling (1878) JB 1:53||Hugo Wolf|
|Maiglöckchen und die Blümelein (1844) Op. 63 no.6||Felix Mendelssohn|
|Mein Garten (1850) Op. 77 no.2 30.vii.1850||Robert Schumann|
|Nach dem Abschiede (1878)||Hugo Wolf|
|Nachtigallen schwingen (1852) Op. 6 no.6||Johannes Brahms|
|Schmetterling (1849) Op. 79 no.2 21.iv–13.v.1849||Robert Schumann|
|Soldatenlied (1844) WoO6 by i.1844||Robert Schumann|
|Sonntag (1849) Op. 79 no.6 21.iv–13.v.1849||Robert Schumann|
|Tröstung Op. 71 no.1||Felix Mendelssohn|
|Vom Schlaraffenland (1849) Op. 79 no.5 21.iv–13.v.1849||Robert Schumann|
|Von ewiger Liebe (1857) Op. 43 no.1||Johannes Brahms|
|Wie die Wolke nach der Sonne (1852) Op. 6 no.6||Johannes Brahms|