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Two Songs on the Poems of Heinrich Heine = Dve pisne na slova H. Heina

Word count: 95

Song Cycle by Karel Boleslav Jirák (1891 - 1972)

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2. Bergstimme [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)


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

  • ENG English (John Todhunter) , "Mountain voices", appears in Heine's Book of Songs, first published <<1907
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La voix de la montagne", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Ein Reiter durch das Bergtal zieht,
Im traurig stillen Trab:
"Ach! zieh ich jetzt wohl in Liebchens Arm,
Oder zieh ich ins dunkle Grab?"
Die Bergstimm Antwort gab:
"Ins dunkle Grab!"

Und weiter reitet der Reitersmann,
Und seufzet schwer dazu:
"So zieh ich denn hin ins Grab so früh -
Wohlan, im Grab ist Ruh!"
Die Stimme sprach dazu:
"Im Grab ist Ruh!"

Dem Reitersmann eine Träne rollt
Von der [Wange]1 kummervoll:
"Und ist nur im Grab die Ruhe für mich -
So ist mir im Grabe wohl."
Die [Stimme]2 erwidert hohl:
"Im Grabe wohl!"

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1 Lachner: "Wange bleich und"
2 Medtner: "Stimm' "

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2. The mountain's voice

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)


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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), "Die Bergstimme", appears in Buch der Lieder, in Junge Leiden, in Romanzen, no. 2 FRE RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ferdinand Gottfried Baake, Carl Banck, Karl Friedrich Theodor Berthold, Heinrich Bienstock, Bobrov, János Bókay, Karl Anton Craeyvanger, Friedrich Wilhelm Dietz, Johann Wolfgang von Ehrenstein, Richard Paul Ernst Francke, J. Grill, Christian Friedrich Grimmer, Andreas Hallén, Henrik Hennings, Ferdinand von Hiller, L. Hofmann, Alfred Huth, Felix Jäger, Karel Boleslav Jirák, Wilhelm Kienzl, Hans Koessler, Julius von Kolb, Emil Kreuz, Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, Franz Paul Lachner, W. J. Otto Lessmann, Eduard Levy, A. Malatta, Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, Eduard Marxsen, Moritz Mayer-Mahr, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Emil Naumann, Joseph Netzer, W. Niederhof, Fritz Egon Pamer, N. Potolovskii, Robert Radecke, Alfred Reisenauer, Robert de Roos, Ludwig Rottenberg, Joseph Rubinstein, H. Scheuer, Ferdinand Schulz, Friedrich Wilhelm Sering, Torsten Sörenson, Korstiaan Stougie, Franz Adolf Succo, Anton Emil Titl, Alfred Tofft, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Rudolph, Ritter von Vivenot, A. Weinbrenner, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, Alexander Winterberger, Gotthard Wöhler, Herbert James Wrightson, Richard Ferdinand Würst, Max Zenger. Go to the text.

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