Heinrich Marschner (1795-1861), one of the most popular German opera composers of his time, was a great admirer of the poetry of Robert Burns (1759-1796). He set a number of his poems to music, using German translations by Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810-1876) and Wilhelm Gerhard (1780-1858). Another Scot who aroused Marschner's interest was William Motherwell (1797-1835). Marschner used five of Motherwell's poems, translated by Heinrich Julius Heinze (1811-1860), in his song cycle "Caledon" (op. 125). Eight of these "Scottish" ...

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