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Herzen-Tränen : three art songs on texts by Heinrich Heine

Word count: 153

Song Cycle by Scott Root

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1. 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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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • 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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2. Wo ich bin, mich rings umdunkelt [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El solitari", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , "Wherever I am, I'm surrounded by a darkness", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 63, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Là dove sono il buio mi circonda", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Wo ich bin, mich rings umdunkelt
Finsterniß so dumpf und dicht,
Seit mir nicht mehr leuchtend funkelt,
Liebste, deiner Augen Licht.

[Mir]1 erloschen ist der süßen
Liebessterne goldne Pracht,
Abgrund gähnt zu meinen Füßen.
Nimm mich auf, uralte Nacht.


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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 166.

1 Strauss: "Wie"

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3. Was will die einsame Träne [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE FRE HUN ITA

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Jos. Van de Vijver) , "Eenzame traan"
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Wat wil het eenzame traantje?", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "What does this solitary tear mean?", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Que veut cette larme solitaire", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Cosa vuole questa lacrima solitaria?", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Was will die einsame Träne?
Sie trübt mir ja den Blick.
Sie blieb aus alten Zeiten
In meinem Auge zurück.

Sie hatte viel leuchtende Schwestern,
Die alle zerflossen sind,
Mit meinen Qualen und Freuden
Zerflossen in Nacht und Wind.

Wie Nebel sind auch zerflossen
Die blauen Sternelein,
Die mir [jene]1 Freuden und Qualen
Gelächelt ins Herz hinein.

Ach, meine Liebe selber
Zerfloß wie eitel Hauch!
Du alte, einsame Träne,
Zerfließe jetzunder auch!


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1 Cornelius: "die"

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