Poet Johann Baptist Mayrhofer


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Johann Baptist Mayrhofer was an Austrian poet and librettist. He is best known for his close friendship with the composer Franz Schubert. Biography Mayrhofer was born in Steyr, educated and Novitiate in St. Florian's Priory Upper Austria. In 1810 he began to study Jurisprudence and Theology at the University of Vienna, both of which courses he finished. In 1814 he met the young composer Franz Schubert and his friends (Joseph von Spaun, Franz von Schober). Mayrhofer wrote a lot of lyric poetry and published it in 1824.47 Schubert songs and two of his operas are based on Mayrhofer’s lyric poems. As a...

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