Ernst Schulze


Ernst Schulze

1789 - 1817

Ernst Conrad Friedrich Schulze was a German Romantic poet. He was born and died in Celle.

The son of the Mayor of Celle, his mother died while he was only two years old and much of his early education was overseen by his two grandfathers, who were a Celle bookseller and a minister.

Widely respected by his contemporaries in early youth, he found himself increasingly drawn into a new poetische Welt (world of poetry) in his mid-teens, showing a particular interest in folklore, fairy tales and diverse French literature. He said of himself, "I lived in a fantasy world and was on the way to becoming a complete obsessive." Despite these early Romantic daydreams, he was able to apply himself to his school work and was, at age 16, a model student.

Given his upbringing, it is probably unsurprisingly that he initially studied theology at the Georg-August University of Göttingen from 1806. He went on to study philosophy, literature and aesthetics from 1808, and received his doctorate in 1812. Afterward, he devoted himself to philology, which he taught privately in Göttingen. During his time at university he became a member of the Göttingen 'Corps Hannovera', one of the original German Student Corps.

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Song List

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.

Abschied (1877) Op. 10 no.6 Josephine Lang
An mein Herz (1825) D860 Franz Schubert
Auf Der Bruck „Auf Der Brücke“ (1825) D853 Franz Schubert
Der liebliche Stern (1825) D861 Franz Schubert
Im Frühling (1826) D882 Franz Schubert
Im Jänner 1817 ‘Tiefes Leid’ (1826) D876 Franz Schubert
Im Walde (1825) D834 Franz Schubert
Lebensmut (1826) D883 Franz Schubert
Über Wildemann (1826) D884 Franz Schubert
Um Mitternacht (1826) D862 Franz Schubert

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