Christoph Wilhelm Leonhard Gerhard
Born: 29 November 1780
Died: 2 October 1858
Born in Weimar, Gerhard became a citizen of Leipzig in 1805 and dramaturg a few years later at the municipal theater. From 1827 he ran a summer theater park, coming into contact with Heinrich Marschner, Albert Lortzing and Felix Mendelssohn.
Musical settings of literary works
- Die alte gute Zeit, Op. 55, No. 4 (Robert Schumann)
- 5 Lieder nach Robert Burns, Op. 55 (Robert Schumann)
- musical settings at Lieder.net