|COMPOSER, POET (GERMANY)|
BORN 27 Jun 1789, Schnait im Remstal, Baden-Württemberg - DIED 26 Aug 1860, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg|
GRAVE LOCATION Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg: Stadtfriedhof, Gmelinstrasse 20 (E XVII 01)
Friedrich Silcher started working as a teacher in Ludwigsburg
in 1809. There he met the composers Carl Maria von Weber and
Konradin Kreutzer, who stimulated him to dedicate his life to
music. He moved to Stuttgart to work as a music teacher and
in 1817 he became the musical director of the University of
In 1829 he founded the Tübinger Akademische Liedertafel. His songs, among them "Ich weiss nicht, was soll es bedeuten" based on Heinrich Heine's poem "The Lorelei", became very popular. He was married to Luise Rosine Ensslin (1804-1871) from Tübingen.
In 1912 the Schwäbischer Sängerbund founded the Silchermuseum in his birthplace Schnait.
was pupil to Hummel, Johann Nepomuk
was influenced by Weber, Carl Maria von