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Achim von Arnim

(1781—1831)


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(b Berlin, 1781; d Wiepersdorf, 1831).

Ger. poet who can claim inclusion in a music dictionary because of his co‐editorship with his future brother‐in‐law Clemens Brentano of the anthology of German folk poetry Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Youth's Magic Horn), 1805–8, extracts from which have been set by several composers, notably Mahler. In 1811 he married Elisabeth (Bettina) Brentano, a friend of Beethoven.

Subjects: Literature.


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