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Acht Heine-Lieder

Word count: 402

Song Cycle by Wolfgang Ulrich (1924 - 1995)

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1. Anfangs [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE ITA POL SPA

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "In 't begin wou 'k haast versagen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "At first I almost despaired", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Au début, j'étais presque découragé", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "All'inizio stavo per scoraggiarmi", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Beate Binnig) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Anfangs wollt' ich fast verzagen,
und ich glaubt', ich trüg' es nie;
und ich hab' es doch getragen -
aber fragt mich nur nicht, wie?


Poem headed with An Carl v. U Ins Stammbuch

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2. Aus meinen großen Schmerzen [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE HEB ITA ITA RUS UKR

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "De les meves grans sofrences", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "From my great sorrows", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Theodore Baker)
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 36, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist)
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Dai miei grandi dolori", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Aus meinen großen Schmerzen
Mach' ich die kleinen Lieder;
Die heben ihr klingend Gefieder
Und flattern nach ihrem Herzen.

Sie fanden den Weg zur Trauten,
Doch kommen sie wieder und klagen,
Und klagen, und wollen nicht sagen,
Was sie im Herzen schauten.


Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 139.


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3. Leise zieht durch mein Gemüt [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE GRE GRE HUN ITA ITA NOR POL ROM SWE

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Groet", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Marty Lucas) , "Sweet chimes are softly filling my soul", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Un charmant carillon", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Saluto", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Leise [zieht]1 durch mein Gemüt
Liebliches Geläute,
Klinge, kleines Frühlingslied,
Kling hinaus ins Weite.

[Kling]2 hinaus bis an das Haus,
Wo die [Blumen]3 sprießen,
Wenn du eine Rose schaust,
Sag, ich laß sie grüßen.


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1 Quiteria: "klingt"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Grieg: "Zieh"
3 Gade, Grieg, Urspruch: "Veilchen"

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4. Letzte Ruhestätte für Tenor und Klavier [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CZE ENG ENG ENG FRE ITA

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Where, for one who is weary of travel", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Où?", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "In quale luogo, chi più vagare non vuole", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Wo wird einst des Wandermüden
letzte Ruhestätte sein?
Unter Palmen in dem Süden?
Unter Linden an dem Rhein?

Werd' ich wo in einer Wüste
eingescharrt von fremder Hand?
Oder ruh' ich an der Küste
eines Meeres in dem Sand?

Immerhin, mich wird umgeben
Gottes Himmel dort wie hier,
und als [Totenlampen]1 schweben
nachts die Sterne über mir.


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1 Rubinstein: "das Totenlampe"

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5. Schlechtes Wetter [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE ITA RUS SPA

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "It is terrible weather", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Il fait mauvais temps", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Brutto tempo", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Juan Henríquez Concepción) , "Mal tiempo", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Das ist ein schlechtes Wetter,
Es regnet und stürmt und schneit;
Ich sitze am Fenster und schaue
Hinaus in die Dunkelheit.

Da schimmert ein einsames Lichtchen,
Das wandelt langsam fort;
Ein Mütterchen mit dem Laternchen
Wankt über die Straße dort.

Ich glaube, Mehl und Eier
Und Butter kaufte sie ein;
Sie will einen Kuchen backen
Für's große Töchterlein.

Die liegt zu Hause im Lehnstuhl
Und blinzelt schläfrig ins Licht;
Die goldenen Locken wallen
Über das süße Gesicht.


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6. Sommerabend [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CZE DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE FRE

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Dämmernd liegt der Sommerabend
Über Wald und grünen Wiesen;
Goldner Mond, [am]1 blauen Himmel,
Strahlt herunter, duftig labend.

An dem Bache zirpt die Grille,
Und es regt sich in dem Wasser,
Und der Wandrer hört ein Plätschern,
Und ein Athmen in der Stille.

Dorten, an dem Bach alleine,
Badet sich die schöne Elfe;
Arm und Nacken, weiß und lieblich,
Schimmern in dem Mondenscheine.


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1 Brahms, Elling: "im"

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7. Vergiftet [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE FRE FRE HEB IRI POR RUS RUS SPA

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Poisoned are my songs", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Mes chants sont empoisonnés", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "As minhas canções estão envenenadas", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Vergiftet sind meine Lieder; -
Wie könnt es anders sein?
Du hast mir ja Gift gegossen
Ins blühende Leben hinein.

Vergiftet sind meine Lieder; -
Wie könnt es anders sein?
Ich trag' im Herzen viel Schlangen,
Und dich, Geliebte mein.


Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 155.


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8. Sterne mit den gold'nen Füßlein [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ITA ITA ROM

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  • ENG English [singable] (John Sullivan Dwight) , "Stars with little golden feetlet"
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Stelle dalle zampette d'oro", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


   Sterne mit den goldnen Füßchen,
Wandeln droben bang und sacht,
Daß sie nicht die Erde wecken
Die da schläft im Schoß der Nacht.
 
   Horchend stehn die stummen Wälder,
Jedes Blatt ein grünes Ohr!
Und der Berg, wie träumend streckt er
Seinen Schattenarm hervor.
 
   Doch was rief [dort]1? In mein Herze
Dringt der Töne Widerhall.
War es der Geliebten Stimme,
Oder [nur]2 die Nachtigall?


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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine’s sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden, herausgegeben von Otto F. Lachmann, Erster Band, Leipzig: Druck und Verlag von Philipp Reclam jun., [no year], page 251

1 Franz, Wolf: "es"
2 Franz, Wolf: "war's"

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