Wilhelm Müller

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Müller, Wilhelm


Born Oct. 7, 1794, in Dessau; died there Sept. 30, 1827. German author.

The son of a shoemaker, Müller studied philology, philosophy, and history at the University of Berlin. He served in the Prussian Army during the war against Napoleon (1813–14). In 1816 he published his Anthology of Minnesingers, a collection of poetry inspired by ancient German love songs. He published his impressions of travels in Italy in his epistolary work Rome, Roman Men and Women (vols. 1–2, 1820). Between 1821 and 1824, Müller published well-known cycles of poems about the plight of Greece under the Turkish yoke. He was the author of more than 300 epigrams in the spirit of Goethe’s and Schiller’s Xenien.


Gedichte. Berlin, 1906.
In Russian translation:
Kolomiitsev, V. Teksty pesen F. Shuberta. Leningrad, 1933.


Arnold, R. F. “W. Müller und seine Freunde.” Euphorion, 1896, supplement 2.
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Wilhelm Muller (1794-1827) is best known, both in Germany and beyond, as the poet whose works Die schone Mullerin and Die Winterreise were musically immortalized by Franz Schubert in the composer's eponymous song-cycles.
The different images used by the poet Wilhelm Muller fired the imagination of Schubert: 'Frozen Tears,' 'Wind Playing with the Weathervane,' 'Linden Tree,' 'Crow,' and 'The Hurdy Gurdy Man.
It remains unclear whose obsession noted in the title is anatomized, but readers expecting to learn more about Schubert's Winter Journey will soon learn that one can write a 500-page small but surprisingly heavy book about the twenty-four songs Schubert set to the poetry of Wilhelm Muller and yet rarely address the relationship of music and text.
The masterful setting of twentyfour poems by Wilhelm Muller traces a solitary journey through a bleak winter landscape.
Through poems by Wilhelm Muller, Winterreise tells of a jilted lover journeying through a cold, wintry landscape, revisiting his love experience in flashbacks, seeking escape and ultimately death by the end.
This impressive late 18th- or early 19th-century piece, confected of painted wood, rattan and feathers, was collected by Dr Wilhelm Muller during the 1908-10 Hamburg South Seas Expedition (Michel Thieme Tribal Art).
W Goethe, Wilhelm Muller y Friederich Ruckert, para ser interpretado por los actores de la Compania Nacional de Teatro bajo la direccion del mismo De Tavira.
Dieter Borchmeyer's essay on Wilhelm Muller offers only a short introduction, thereby ignoring the extensive literature on the outsider who in Rom, Romer und Romerinnen portrayed the Eternal City and its inhabitants as very real, sometimes even too real for art-seeking German visitors.
Schubert's initial first performance (1827) of his winter's journeying only took into account the first 12 poems by Wilhelm Muller.
This idea of defining Wilhelm Muller as a secondary poet
Schubert's late, great song cycle, Winterreise (he corrected the proofs of Part II on his death bed in 1828), is a very different sort of animal from the 1823 cycle Die schone Mullerin, both settings of poems by Wilhelm Muller.