Karl Gottfried von Leitner


Karl Gottfried von Leitner

1800 - 1890

Karl (or Carl) Gottfried Ritter von Leitner ( was an Austrian author and publicist from Graz, Styria, Austria.

From 1837 to 1854 he was the first Secretary to the Estates in Styria. He was the editor of the newspaper "Steiermark Zeitschrift" (Styria Times). Karl was the curator of the Landesmuseum Joanneum (Joanneum National Museum) in Graz, Austria from 1858 to 1864, and ge co-founded the Historical Association for Styrian Friendship with Peter Rosegger.

Some of his ballads were set to music by Franz Schubert, including Der Kreuzzug (D932), Der Wallensteiner Lanzknecht beim Trunk (D931), Der Winterabend (D938), Des Fischers Liebesglück (D933), Die Sterne (D939) and Vor meine Wiege (D927).

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Song List

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Das Weinen (1827) D926 1827-28 Franz Schubert
Der Kreuzzug (1827) D932 Franz Schubert
Der Winterabend (1828) D938 Franz Schubert
Des Fischers Liebesglück (1827) D933 Franz Schubert
Die Sterne (1828) D939 Franz Schubert
Drang in die Ferne (1823) D770 Franz Schubert
Vor meiner Wiege (1827) D927 1827-28 Franz Schubert

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