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Sechs Lieder nach Gedichten von Hermann Hesse

Word count: 332

Song Cycle by F. Willi

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1. Frühling [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG FRE FRI ITA NOR SPA

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La primavera", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Geart van der Meer) , "Voorjaar", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , "Lente", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Spring", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Spring", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Printemps", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian [singable] (Geart van der Meer) , "Maityd", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Francesco Campanella) , "Primavera", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Vår", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Abel Alamillo Fernández) , "Primavera", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


In dämmrigen Grüften
Träumte ich lang
Von deinen Bäumen und blauen Lüften,
Von deinem Duft und Vogelsang. 

Nun liegst du erschlossen
In Gleiß und Zier,
Von Licht übergossen
Wie ein Wunder vor mir. 

Du kennst mich wieder,
Du [lockest]1 mich zart,
Es zittert durch all meine Glieder
Deine selige Gegenwart.


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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 45.

1 Strauss: "lockst"

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2. Weiße Rose in der Dämmerung [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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Traurig lehnst du dein Gesicht
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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 207.


3. Ich soll erzählen [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Tu vuoi da me un racconto", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Ich soll erzählen,
Die Nacht ist schon spät -
Willst du mich quälen,
Schöne Elisabeth?

Daran ich dichte
Und du dazu,
Meine Liebesgeschichte
Ist dieser Abend und du.

Du mußt nicht stören,
Die Reime verwehn.
Bald wirst du sie hören,
Hören und nicht verstehn.


Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 68.


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4. Belehrung [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Lesson", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Mehr oder weniger, mein lieber Knabe
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5. Reiselied [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Sonne, [leuchte]1 mir ins Herz hinein,
Wind, verweh mir Sorgen und Beschwerden!
Tiefere Wonne weiß ich nicht auf Erden,
Als im Weiten unterwegs zu sein.

Nach der Ebene nehm ich meinen Lauf,
Sonne soll mich sengen, Meer mich kühlen;
Unsrer Erde Leben mitzufühlen,
Tu ich alle Sinne festlich auf.

Und so soll mir jeder neue Tag
Neue Freunde, neue Brüder weisen,
Bis ich leidlos alle Kräfte preisen,
Aller Sterne Gast und Freund sein mag.


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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 173.

1 Wittmer: "scheine"

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6. Bruder Tod [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Mort, ma sœur", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il viandante alla Morte", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Auch zu mir kommst du einmal,
Du vergißt mich nicht,
Und zu Ende ist die Qual
Und die Kette bricht.

Noch erscheinst du fremd und fern,
Lieber Bruder Tod.
Stehest als ein kühler Stern
Über meiner Not.

Aber einmal wirst du nah
Und voll Flammen sein --
Komm, Geliebter, ich bin da,
Nimm mich, ich bin dein.


Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 251.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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