Marianne von Willemer


Marianne von Willemer

1784 - 1860

Marianne von Willemer was an Austrian actress and dancer best known for her relationship with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and her appearance in his poetry. At the age of 14 she moved to Frankfurt am Main, where she became the third wife of Frankfurt banker Johann Jakob von Willemer. He introduced her to Goethe, who met Marianne in 1814 and 1815. Goethe immortalised her in the Buch Suleika of his late work West-östlicher Diwan; she later revealed that several of its poems were authored by her.

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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.

Die Freundin Felix Mendelssohn
Liebeslied (1849) Op. 51 no.5 28.x.1849 Robert Schumann
Lied der Suleika (1840) Op. 25 no.9 i–early iv 1840 Robert Schumann
Suleika (1843) Op. 57 no.3 Felix Mendelssohn
Suleika Op. 34 no.4 Felix Mendelssohn
Suleika I (1821) D720 Franz Schubert
Suleika II (1821) D717 Franz Schubert

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