Ludwig Pfau

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Ludwig Pfau

About this sound Karl Ludwig Pfau  (August 25, 1821 – April 12, 1894) was a German poet, journalist, and revolutionary. He was born in Heilbronn and died, aged 72, in Stuttgart.


Some of Ludwig Pfau's poetry has been used in the composition of Kunstlieder (or more popularly in English, Lieder). The German texts of fifteen of these works, most composed by Schoenberg, have been collected by Emily Ezust and housed on-line at The Lied and Art Song Texts Page, hosted by the REC Music Foundation. Seven of the fifteen texts are available in English translation in this collection.


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A different Ludwig Pfau (1573–1630) of Winterthur, Switzerland was a maker of tile stoves. Reference: Allingham, Margot (1999). Dutch Tiles: Introduction. Retrieved 2005-02-25.