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Welcome and Farewell

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Author  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe books  Prometheus, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The poems of Goethe, Hermann and Dorothea

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"Welcome and Farewell" (original German title: Willkommen und Abschied) is a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe from the collection Sesenheimer Lieder. It was published for the first time in 1775 in the women's magazine Iris. Franz Schubert set it to music as a lied (D.767).

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Origin and content

In 1770 Goethe went to Strasbourg and assumedly wrote the love song in the following spring of 1771. It was written in the spirit of the Sturm und Drang period for the daughter of a parson, Friederike Brion.

In music and film

The poem has been set to music as a Lied for voice and piano by Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1794), Franz Schubert (D 767; 1822), Hans Pfitzner (op. 29,3; 1922) und Winfried Zillig (1944).

In the 2010 German movie Young Goethe in Love, the poem is being recited by the protagonist and its content plays a central role in the movie.

References

Welcome and Farewell Wikipedia


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