Ap­ril 11, 1779, Berlin, Germany.

No­vem­ber 17, 1826, Hamburg, Germany.


Luise’s father was composer Johann Friedrich Reichardt. She moved to Hamburg in 1809, teaching singing and directing a women’s chorus which by 1819 evolved into the Hamburg Singverein. Her life knew tragedy: Her fiancé died shortly before they were due to be married; somewhat later, she lost her voice. Known for her translations and arrangements of Handel’s oratorios, she composed over 90 song and choruses of her own.

  1. Armageddon
  2. Herr und Ältster Deiner
  3. O Welt, Sieh Hier Dein Leben