Kosegarten, Ludwig


Kosegarten, Ludwig

1758 - 1818

Ludwig Gotthard Kosegarten, also known as Ludwig Theobul or Ludwig Theoboul, was a German poet and Lutheran preacher.

Kosegarten was born in Grevesmühlen, in the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After studying theology at the University of Greifswald, he served as the pastor of Altenkirchen on the island of Rügen, then part of Swedish Pomerania.

After his ordination in 1792 he was given the rectorate in the parish church of Altenkirchen on Rügen. In this capacity he gave the famous shore sermons on the cliffs near Vitt. He went there to the herring fishermen, who during the time of herring fishing could not go to the church in Altenkirchen due to their work. These sermons were a great success, which is why the Vitt Chapel was erected in 1806. During his stay on Rügen he wrote many reports about the island, that made both Rügen and Kosegarten famous.

Kosegarten's books were burned at the Wartburg festival on 18 October 1817. He influenced the work of Philipp Otto Runge, Caspar David Friedrich, and the music of Franz Schubert.

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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.

Abends unter der Linde (1815) D235 Franz Schubert
Alles um Liebe (1815) D241 Franz Schubert
An die untergehende Sonne (1815) D457 Franz Schubert
An Rosa I (1815) D315 Franz Schubert
An Rosa II (1815) D316 Franz Schubert
Das Abendroth (1818) D236 Franz Schubert
Das Finden (1815) D219 Franz Schubert
Das Sehnen (1815) D231 Franz Schubert
Der Abend (1815) D221 Franz Schubert
Die Mondnacht (1815) D238 Franz Schubert
Luisens Antwort (1815) D319 Franz Schubert
Nachtgesang (1815) D314 Franz Schubert
Schwangesang (1815) D318 Franz Schubert
Von Ida (1815) D228 Franz Schubert

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