- Nancy B. Reich
(b Berlin, April 11, 1779; d Hamburg, Nov 17, 1826). German composer and singing teacher. The daughter of J.F. Reichardt and his first wife, Juliane (née Benda), Louise Reichardt was virtually self-taught. She acquired an informal education from her father and the philosophers and poets who frequented her home in Giebichenstein (near Halle). Such literary figures of the German Romantic era as the Grimm brothers, Ludwig Tieck, Novalis (F.L. von Hardenberg), Joseph von Eichendorff, Clemens Brentano and Ludwig von Arnim were family friends and admired her singing and song settings. In ...