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|Composition Year||1907 or 1907-9?|
|Genre Categories||; ; ; ;; ; ;|
|Work Title||12 Songs after Goethe|
|Alternative. Title||Zwölf Lieder von W. Goethe|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.15|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||INM 50|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1907 or 1907-9?|
|First Performance.||1909 January 21 (11 of the 12 songs)
|Librettist||Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)|
|Dedication||The House of Song (group)|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
Composed 3 years after Op.6, according to Martyn.
Premiere date from Martyn, p.61 (date given in Julian as 8 January 1909.) Martyn notes that none of Medtner's works except for Op.17 were concluded in 1908, so 1907 or 1907-9 would be the composition date, despite the claim at Medtner.org.uk?