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Lieder auf Gedichte von Heinrich Heine

Word count: 170

Song Cycle by Peter Visser (b. 1939)

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2. Warum sind denn die Rosen so blaß [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE FRE FRE FRE ITA ITA POR RUS RUS UKR

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Perquè són les roses tan pàl·lides", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Why are the roses so pale?", copyright ©
  • ENG English (John Todhunter) , appears in Heine's Book of Songs, first published 1907
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 23, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Pourquoi les roses sont-elles si pâles?", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Axel Bergstedt) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Warum sind denn die Rosen so blaß?
O sprich mein Lieb warum?
Warum sind denn im grünen Gras
Die blauen Veilchen so stumm?

Warum singt denn mit so kläglichem Laut,
Die Lerche in der Luft?
Warum steigt denn aus dem Balsamkraut
Verwelkter Blütenduft?

Warum scheint denn die Sonn' auf die Au,
So kalt und verdrießlich herab?
Warum ist denn die Erde so grau,
Und öde wie ein Grab?

Warum bin ich selbst so krank und so trüb?
Mein liebes Liebchen sprich
O sprich mein herzallerliebstes Lieb,
Warum verließest du mich?


Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 129.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]

3. Nacht liegt auf den fremden Wegen [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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

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Nacht liegt auf den fremden Wegen,
Krankes Herz und müde Glieder; -
Ach, da fließt, wie stiller Segen,
Süßer Mond, dein Licht hernieder;

Süßer Mond, mit deinen Strahlen
Scheuchest du das nächt'ge Grauen;
Es zerrinnen meine Qualen,
Und die Augen übertauen.


Note: first included in Rheinische Flora, no. 12

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3. Nacht leit oer de frjemde wegen

Language: Frisian after the German (Deutsch)

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Die Heimkehr, no. 86, first published 1826/7 DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE ENG ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): William Arthur Aikin, Armand Angyal, Heinrich Bauer, Wilhelm Baumgartner, Jürg Baur, Alfred Julius Becher, Eduard Behm, Fritz Binder, Johannes Brahms, Robert Caby, Wilhelm Claussen, Hermann Drechsler, Christian Friedrich Ehrlich, Hans Fleischer, Gerald M. Ginsburg, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, J. von Harder, Ludwig Hartmann, Édouard de Hartog, Lennart Hedwall, Robert Hermann, Adolf Jensen, Julius Hermann Krigar, Ernst Kullak, Franz Paul Lachner, Max Mayer, Arnold Mendelssohn, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Léonard Pieter Joseph Michielsen, John H. Powell, Väinö Raitio, Wilhelm Heinrich Riehl, Otto Schmidt, H. R. Schröder, Korstiaan Stougie, Josef Sucher, Heinrich Triest, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Mikhail Yur'yevich Viel'gorsky, Bouke Visser, Karl Weigl, Hugo Weisgall, Healey Willan. Go to the text.

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Nacht leit oer de frjemde wegen
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4. 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"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]

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