Born: 29 November 1780
Died: 2 October 1858
Born in Weimar, Christoph Wilhelm Leonhard Gerhard became a citizen of Leipzig in 1805 and dramaturg a few years later at the municipal theater. From 1827 he ran a summer theater park, coming into contact with Heinrich Marschner, Albert Lortzing and Felix Mendelssohn.
Settings of text by Wilhelm Gerhard
- Die alte gute Zeit, Op. 55, No. 4 (Robert Schumann)
- Jägerlied (Christian August Pohlenz)
- 5 Lieder nach Robert Burns, Op. 55 (Robert Schumann)
- musical settings at Lieder.net