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Heinrich Heine

(1797—1856) German poet

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Abraxas

Abraxas  

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Ballet in five scenes with choreography by Luipart, libretto and music by Werner Egk, and design by Wolfgang Znamenacek. Premiered 6 Jun. 1948 by the Bavarian State Opera, Prinzregenten Theatre, ...
Adolphe Adam

Adolphe Adam  

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(b Paris, 1803; d Paris, 1856).Fr. composer and critic. Wrote 70 operas, mostly opéras‐comiques, of which best‐known are Le Postillon de Longjumeau (1836) and Si j'étais roi (1852). Also wrote church ...
Alfred von Meissner

Alfred von Meissner  

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(Teplitz, 1822–85, Bregenz),the son of a doctor and a Scottish mother, and a grandson of A. G. Meißner, studied medicine at Prague University and subsequently participated in the radical ...
Allgemeine Zeitung

Allgemeine Zeitung  

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A newspaper founded in 1798 by J. F. Cotta in Stuttgart and transferred to Augsburg in 1810 and to Munich in 1882. In 1908 it was converted into a periodical. ...
Atta Troll

Atta Troll  

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Title of a satirical epic written by H. Heine in 1841 after his return from a holiday in the Pyrenees and first published in part in Zeitung für die elegante ...
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges  

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First line of an untitled poem by H. Heine included in the Buch der Lieder as No. IX of ‘Lyrisches Intermezzo’. It has been set to music by F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.[...]
Auslöschung. Ein Zerfall

Auslöschung. Ein Zerfall  

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The last novel by Thomas Bernhard, published in 1986. Written in two parts, ‘Das Telegramm’, set in Rome, and ‘Das Testament’, set in Wolfsegg, it consists of the recollections, in ...
ballet and fairy tales

ballet and fairy tales  

The traditional association of classical ballet with the fairy tale is based not merely on the fame of such ballets as Swan Lake, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, but on ...
Belsazer

Belsazer  

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A ballad by H. Heine included in the Buch der Lieder, ‘Junge Leiden’, No. X of the subdivision ‘Romanzen’. It recounts in terse couplets the fate of Belshazzar as given in Daniel 5. The first edition ...
Buch der Lieder

Buch der Lieder  

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H. Heine's best-known collection of verse, published in 1827. It brings together nearly all the poetry he had written up to that time. It is arranged in sections entitled Junge ...
C. H. Sisson

C. H. Sisson  

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(1914– ),British poet and translator, born in Bristol, where he read Philosophy and English at the University. He began his career in the Civil Service in 1936 and retired as ...
Carl Zuckmayer

Carl Zuckmayer  

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(1896–1977)German dramatist and novelist. Zuckmayer's first play, Kreuzweg (1920), was an exercise in expressionism. His breakthrough came in 1925 with his folk comedy The Merry Vineyard, a new form ...
Christian Dietrich Grabbe

Christian Dietrich Grabbe  

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(1801–36)German dramatist. The author of historical dramas on a grand scale, Grabbe remained largely unperformed in his short lifetime. Works such as the two-play cycle The Hohenstaufens (1827), ...
Das Meer erglänzte weit hinaus

Das Meer erglänzte weit hinaus  

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First line of an untitled poem by H. Heine included in the Buch der Lieder as No. XVI of ‘Die Heimkehr’. Schubert's setting was published as No. 12 of Schwanengesang with the title ‘Am Meer’.[...]
Der Abgekühlte

Der Abgekühlte  

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A poem by H. Heine included in the section Lamentationen of the Romanzero. No. 9 of the subdivision Lazarus, it begins ‘Und ist man tot, so muß man lang/Im Grabe ...
Der Dichter Firdusi

Der Dichter Firdusi  

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A group of three poems by H. Heine included in the section Historien of the Romanzero. The poet Firdusi receives his due reward only after his death.
Der fliegende Holländer

Der fliegende Holländer  

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(‘The Flying Dutchman’). Opera (romantische Oper) in one act, later three acts, by Wagner to his own libretto after Heinrich Heine's Aus den Memoiren des Herren von Schnabelewopski (1831) (Dresden, ...
Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht

Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht  

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First line of an untitled poem by H. Heine, included as No. LXXXVII in Die Heimkehr.
Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen

Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen  

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A satirical epic by H. Heine, written and published in 1844. It is written in four-line stanzas of rhyming verse and comprises 27 ‘chapters’ (each designated a ‘Kaput’). The poem ...
Dichterliebe

Dichterliebe  

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(‘Poet's Love’). Song cycle, op. 48 (1840), by Schumann for voice and piano, settings of 16 poems by Heinrich Heine.

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