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Luise Reichardt

Luise Reichardt
Short Name: Luise Reichardt
Full Name: Reichardt, Luise, 1779-1826
Birth Year: 1779
Death Year: 1826

Caroline Luise Reichardt Germany 1779-1826. Born in Berlin to middle class parents and musical composers, she received some formal education and musical training from her father and his friends, but also was self-taught. Her grandfather was Konzertmeister, and her father was Kapellmeister at the court of Frederick, the Great. Louise was musical and had a good voice. She played piano and sang. In 1800 four of her own compositions were published along with a collection of her father’s songs. The Reichardts entertained well-known literary figures of the day. She later used poetry from Phillip Ludwig Achim von Arnim in a collection of 12 songs she composed. In 1809 she settled in Hamburg, Germany, where she made a living as a singing teacher and composed music. She also organized and directed a women’s chorus. She did behind-the-scenes conducting of music when she could. She was known for her untiring efforts in the production of Handel choral works, translating and preparing texts and choruses to be conducted by male counterparts. She also translated the Latin works of Hasse and Graun into German. She played a significant role in the formation of the German choral movement, a driving force in 19th century musical nationalism. She composed 75+ songs and choral pieces in various styles and accompaniments. Her husband-to-be, Friedrich August Eschen, died suddenly on the eve before their wedding. Her second husband-to-be, a painter, Franz Gareis, also died before their wedding. She died at Hamburg, Germany.

John Perry

Tunes by Luise Reichardt (16)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
ARMAGEDDONC. Luise Reichardt (Composer)2955321 56611 55561
[Bleibe bei uns, denn es will Abend werden]L. Reichardt (Composer)332343 24655 4331
[Der Mensch hat nichts so eigen] (Reichardt)L. Reichardt (Composer)255432 15512 14325
[Die schönste Zeit, die liebste Zeit] (Reichardt)Reichardt (Composer)213213 54351 53454
[Es blüht eine schöne Blume in einem weiten Land]L. Reichardt (Composer)253234 34531 45433
COVENANT (Herrnhut)C. Luise Reichardt, 1779-1826 (Composer)111621 71531 1164
[Ihr Christen auf, zu Gottes Preis]Louise Reichardt, 1788-1826 (Composer)451177 66551 17122
[Immer muss ich wieder lesen, wieder lesen]L. Reichardt (Composer)134517 65316 532
[Jesu, hochwillkommner Gast]Reichardt (Composer)356515 56523 17667
O WELT, SIEH HIERC. Luise Reichardt, 1779-1826 (Composer (attributed to))153143 22233 4455
[Ruhe ist das beste Gut]L. Reichardt (Composer)234432 23556 65333
SCHLAF, KINDLEIN, SCHLAFLouise Reichardt (Composer)732211 35544 3144
[Der beste Freund ist in dem Himmel]Louise Reichhardt (Composer)1215554 35432 154
[Welche Morgenröten wallen Himmelab in stiller Nacht]L. Reichardt (Composer)255176 71555 76554
[Wie mit grimmigem Unverstand]Louise Reichardt (Composer)533355 44356 54332
[Der am Kreuz ist meine Liebe] (13517)Louise Reichardt (Arranger)113517 65353 24323

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