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Trakl-Triologie für Bariton und Klavier

Word count: 179

Song Cycle by Walter Abendroth (1896 - 1973)

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

Language: German (Deutsch)

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  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "In Spring ", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Au printemps", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "A primavera", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Leise sank von dunklen Schritten der Schnee,
Im Schatten des Baums
Heben die rosigen Lider Liebende.

Immer folgt den dunklen Rufen der Schiffer
Stern und Nacht;
Und die Ruder schlagen leise im Takt.

Balde an verfallener Mauer blühen
Die Veilchen
Ergrünt so stille die Schläfe des Einsamen.


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

Language: German (Deutsch)

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  • ENG English (Walter A. Aue) , "Summer", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Summer", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Été", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Estate", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Am Abend schweigt die Klage
Des Kuckucks im Wald.
Tiefer neigt sich das Korn,
Der rote Mohn.

Schwarzes Gewitter droht
Über dem Hügel.
Das alte Lied der Grille
Erstirbt im Feld.

Nimmer regt sich das Laub
Der Kastanie.
Auf der Wendeltreppe
Rauscht dein Kleid.

Stille leuchtet die Kerze
Im dunklen Zimmer;
Eine silberne Hand
Löschte sie aus;
Windstille, sternlose Nacht.


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3. Verklärter Herbst [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE ITA

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  • ENG English (Walter A. Aue) , "Illuminated Autumn", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Idyllized Autumn", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Automne transfiguré", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Luci d'autunno", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Gewaltig endet so das Jahr
Mit goldnem Wein und Frucht der Gärten.
Rund schweigen Wälder wunderbar
Und sind des Einsamen Gefährten.

Da sagt der Landmann: Es ist gut.
Ihr Abendglocken lang und leise
Gebt noch zum Ende frohen Mut.
Ein Vogelzug grüßt auf der Reise.

Es ist der Liebe milde Zeit.
Im Kahn den blauen Fluß hinunter
Wie schön sich Bild an Bildchen reiht -
Das geht in Ruh und Schweigen unter.


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