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Sis Fragments de Hölderlin

Word count: 446

Song Cycle by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)

Original language: Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente

1. L'aprovació dels altres

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2011 by Salvador Pila, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Hölderlin (1770 - 1843), "Menschenbeifall" ENG ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Benjamin Britten, Paul von Klenau, Ernst-Lothar von Knorr. Go to the text.

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No és ara sagrat el meu cor, ple d'una vida més bella,
d'ençà que jo estimo? Per què estàveu més per mi,
quan jo era més arrogant i impetuós,
més loquaç i buit de sentit?

Ai! A la gent només els agrada allò que s'escau a la plaça del mercat,
i el serf només respecta els dèspotes;
en la divinitat només creuen
aquells que, ells mateixos, són divins.


Translation of title "Menschenbeifall" = "L'aprovació dels altres"

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2. Terra natal

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Hölderlin (1770 - 1843), "Die Heimat" ENG FRE
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Joiós torna a casa el navegant pel riu tranquil,
ve d'illes llunyanes on ell ha fet la collita;
jo voldria també ara tornar a casa;
però què he collit jo que no siguin penes?

Vosaltres, plaents ribatges que m'heu vist créixer,
podríeu apaivagar les penes d'amor?
Ai! Si tornés, vosaltres, boscos de la meva infantesa, 
podríeu, de nou, retornar-me la pau?


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3. Sòcrates i Alcibíades

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

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Per què tu, venerable Sòcrates, galanteges sempre
amb aquest jove? No coneixes res més important?
Per què els teus ulls l'esguarden amb amor,
com si miressis els déus?

Aquell que ha pensat en el més profund, estima el que és ple de vida,
el que ha vist el món, copsa la virtut sublim
i sovint els savis, al final,
tendeixen envers allò que és bell.


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4. La joventut

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

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Quan jo era un noiet,
un déu em resguardava sovint
de la cridòria i la gatzara dels homes,
així jugava protegit i bé
amb les flors del boscatge
i els ventijols del cel
jugaven amb mi.

I així com tu el cor
de les plantes alegres,
quan elles, envers tu
els delicats braços estenen,
talment has alegrat el meu cor,
pare Hèlios!
I com Endimió 
jo era el teu predilecte
sacrosanta Selene!

Oh tots vosaltres, fidels
i amables déus!
Si sabéssiu,
com la meva ànima us ha estimat! 

[ ... ]
Però jo us coneixia millor, més bé que mai he conegut els homes, jo entenia el silenci de l'èter, les paraules dels homes, no les he entès mai. M'ha criat l'harmonia del mormoleig al boscatge i he après a estimar entre les flors. En els braços dels déus m'he fet gran.

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5. La meitat de la vida

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Hölderlin (1770 - 1843), "Hälfte des Lebens", appears in Gedichte 1800-1804, in Nachtgesänge CZE ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE IRI RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Benjamin Britten, Friedrich Cerha, Harald Genzmer, Olivier Greif, Josef Matthias Hauer, Paavo Heininen, Philippe Hersant, Karl Horwitz, Gordon Kerry, Gideon Klein, René Leibowitz, Ernst Ludwig Leitner, György Ligeti, Josef Ivar Müller, Wilhelm Petersen, Hermann Reutter, Wolfgang Michael Rihm, Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov, Hans Uwe Strübing, Stefan Wolpe. Go to the text.

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Amb peres grogues
i ple d'englantines
el terreny s'aboca envers el llac,
vosaltres cignes encisadors,
ebris de besades,
enfonseu el vostre cap
dins l'aigua serena i venerable.

Ai de mi! Quan vingui l'hivern,
on colliré flors i trobaré
la llum del sol
i l'ombra de la terra?
Els murs erectes
silenciosos i freds,
els penells dringuen al vent.


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6. Les línies de la vida

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2011 by Salvador Pila, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Hölderlin (1770 - 1843), no title ENG ENG FRE FRE
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Les línies de la vida són diverses,
són com camins i com els confins de les muntanyes.
Allò que som aquí, pot més enllà, complementar un déu 
amb harmonia, glòria i pau eternes.


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