Franz Léhar: Friederike | Warner Classics

Franz Léhar: Friederike

Helen Donath

Franz Lehár

Erhältlich als und

Cologne Collection

It's one of the best-known love stories in the history of German literature: the brief but intense affair between the young Goethe and the 17-year-old Friederike Brion, daughter of a Strasbourg parish priest. Germany's national poet as an operetta tenor? Conservative thinkers were horrified, but

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