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Hermann Löns

Hermann Löns (29 August 1866 – 26 September 1914) was a German journalist and writer. He is most famous as "The Poet of the Heath" for his novels and poems celebrating the people and landscape of the North German moors, particularly the Lüneburg Heath in Lower Saxony. Löns is well known in Germany for his famous folksongs. He was also a hunter, natural historian and conservationist. Despite being well over the normal recruitment age, Löns enlisted and was killed in World War I and his purported remains were later used by the German government for celebratory purposes.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 29, 1866 (Chełmno), Died September 26, 1914 (Loivre)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 0RA1841 10-in. before January 1940 Grün ist die Heide Marcel Wittrisch Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Gramophone 0RA3621 10-in. 12/31/1939 Rosemarie Arno Schellenberg ; Bruno Seidler-Winkler Male baritone vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and orchestra lyricist  
Gloria £Bi936 10-in. January-October 1931 Auf der Lüneburger Heide Karl Blume Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Löns, Hermann," accessed May 22, 2024,

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"Löns, Hermann." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 May 2024.

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