CARL LOEWE (1796 - 1869)
The German singer and composer Carl Loewe settled in Stettin in 1820, which remained his base for much of the rest of his life while he undertook international concert tours. The composer of operas, oratorios, and sacred and secular choral music, he is chiefly known for his very notable contribution to German song.
Loewe’s songs include a number of ballads that are strongly dramatic in their setting. These include versions of the Scottish ballads Edward and Tom der Reimer, as well as a version of Goethe’s Erl-König.