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Lieder nach Verlaine. Zweites Heft

Word count: 109

Song Cycle by (Kurt) Rudolf Mengelberg (1892 - 1959)

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1. Helle Nacht [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch) after the French (Français)

Translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FRE

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  • a text in French (Français) by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), no title, appears in La bonne chanson, no. 6, first published 1870 ENG ENG ENG FIN GRE HUN ITA RUS RUS SPA SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Julián Aguirre, Christophe Arfan, Max Arham, Louis Aubert, Jacky-Antoine-Joseph Azzopardi, Marc-Gustave Bacon, Karl Baraquin, Georges Bariel, Joseph Bayer, Paul Beaufre, J. Bertuccio, Adolphe Biarent, Jean-Robert Blanc, Philippe Bodin, Willem Frederik Bon, Suzanne Bonis-Charancle, Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, Kees Bornewasser, Serge Bortkiewicz, Michel Bosc, Vincent Bouchot, Émile von Brucken-Fock, René-Désiré Buérick, Patrick Burgan, Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, M. Capilonch, Jacques Chailley, Ernest Amédée Chausson, Chenard-Huché, Léopold-Charles Cluytens, Charles Cornet, as Charles Tenroc, Richard Cornu, Alfred Cozanet, dit Jean d'Udine, Raffaele D'Alessandro, Lucien Darras, Vincenzo Davico, Karl Heinrich David, Enrico De Leva, Abel Decaux, Émile-Henri-J.-B. Defosse, dit Henry Defosse, René Defossez, Lex van Delden, Frederick Delius, Marc Delmas, Édouard-Léon-Stéphen Detraux, Patrice Devanchy, as Louis Charles, Anton M. Dianov, Alphons Diepenbrock, Albert Doyen, Marthe Ducourau, André Dulaurens, Gabriel Fauré, Robert de Faÿ, Edmond Filipucci, Édouard-Ernest Fillacier, Ange Flégier, Eduardo García Mansilla, Philippe Gaubert, Arthur Gentil, Raoul Gradis, Gabriel Grovlez, Reynaldo Hahn, Edgar Hamelle, Swan Hennessy, Hugo Herrmann, Allen van Höveln, Chenard Huche, Georges Itasse, Hans Jelmoli, Werner Josten, Jeanne Joulain, Paul Jumel, Gaston Knosp, Léo Kok, Jan Maarten Komter, Alfred André Simon Kullmann, Fernand La Borne, Marguerite Labori, Eugène-Émile Lacroix, Jules-Honoré Lasaïgues, Sylvio Lazzari, né Josef Fortunat Silvester Lazzari, Madeleine Lemariey, Michel Maurice Lévy, dit Betove, Charles Martin Tornov Loeffler, Harvey Worthington Loomis, Fernand-Jacques Luga, Borys Mykolayovych Lyatoshynsky, Louis Marchand-Savières, Jules Massenet, René-Jean Matter, Augustin Maurage, dit A. Guerama, Lucien Mawet, Erkki Gustaf Melartin, Armand Merck, Maria Mérina, René Mertzig, Paul Michoudet, Klaus Miehling, Miloje Milojevic, Léon Moreau, René Mottart, Jules-Ernest Georges Mouquet, Ernest Willem Mulder, Franco Michele Napolitano, Émile Nérini, Marta Nervi, Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, Frits Noske, Bernard Panouillot, Achille Philip, dit Paul Camyl's, Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Paul Pierné, Irena Regina Poldowski, née Wieniawski, Wilhelm Rettich, Léon-Ambroise Riffaud, dit Duaffir, Clément Robert, Jean Robert, Madeleine Roman-Lauvière, Amédée Rosier, Jean-Lucien Roudière, Daniel Ruyneman, Joseph Ryelandt, Léo Sachs, Adolfo Salazar, Sebastian Benson Schlesinger, C.-P. Simon, René Simon, Nikolay Aleksandrovich Sokolov, Kaikhosru Sorabji, born Leon Dudley Sorabji, Igor Stravinsky, Johann Heinrich Samuel "Marcel" Sulzberger, Jósef-Zygmunt Szulc, A. Tarbouriech, Paul Tortelier, Maurice Touchard, Cayetano Troiani (attribution uncertain), Henriette J. Van den Brandeler, Lajos Vass, J. Villatte, Charles-Adrien Vincent, Jacques-Michel Zoubaloff. Go to the text.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Nit clara", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Friedrich Karl Grimm) , "Bright night"
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Bright night", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Nuit claire", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Weich küßt die Zweige
der weiße Mond.
Ein Flüstern wohnt
im Laub, als neige,
als schweige sich der Hain zur Ruh:
Geliebte du --

Der Weiher [ruht]1, und
die Weide schimmert.
Ihr Schatten flimmert
in seiner Flut, und
der Wind weint in den Bäumen:
wir träumen -- [träumen]2 --

Die [Weiten]3 leuchten
Beruhigung.
Die Niederung
hebt bleich den feuchten
Schleier hin zum Himmelssaum:
o hin -- o Traum -- --


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Confirmed with Richard Dehmel, Gesammelte Werke in drei Bänden, Zweiter Band, Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1913, pages 30-31

1 Grimm: "ruft"
2 Grimm, Reger: "wir träumen"
3 Grimm: "Welten"

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2. Brüssel

Language: German (Deutsch) after the French (Français)

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

Language: German (Deutsch) after the French (Français)

Authorship


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  • a text in French (Français) by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), no title, written 1873, appears in Sagesse, in Sagesse III, no. 5, first published 1880 ENG ENG HUN RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): José André, Georges Antoine, Max Arham, Louis Aubert, H. Baston-Couat, Armand Bernaert, François Berthet, Serge Bortkiewicz, Nadia Boulanger, Félix Bousquet, Marguerite Canal, Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, Pierre Chépélov, Suzanne Coquelin, André-Marie Cuvelier, Lucien Darras, Fidès Devriès, Albert Doyen, Blair Fairchild, Dirk Foch, Gérard Frasca, Marius-François Gaillard, Eduardo García Mansilla, Gabriel Grovlez, Arthur Honegger, André Jolivet, Léo Kok, Pavel Ivanovich Kovalev, Philippe Krawczyk, Guillaume Landré, Raoul Laparra, Charles-Hilaire Laurent, N. Lavenant, Arthur Vincent Lourié, Frédéric Michel, Michel-Francou, Klaus Miehling, Eugeniusz de Morawski, Jerzy Nawrocki, Carolus Dietmar Oberstadt, Norman Houston O'Neill, Héctor Panizza, Bernard Panouillot, Antonio Parera, Paule Perrin, Jeanne-Eugénie Philippon, André Pollonnais, Marta Ptaszyńska, René Rabey, Maurice Ravel, Léo Sachs, Lazare Saminsky, Gustave Sandré, Sebastian Benson Schlesinger, Paul-Louis-Camille Schlosser, Martha Helen Schmidt, Hélène-Azuna Semama, dit H. Servoz, Ludwig-Wolfgang Simoni, Igor Stravinsky, Jósef-Zygmunt Szulc, Paul Tortelier, Edgard Varèse, Louis Vierne, Axel Raoul Wachtmeister, Pierre Zeppilli. Go to the text.

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Ein großer schwarzer Traum
legt sich auf mein Leben;
Alles wird zu Raum,
Alles [wird]1 entschweben.

Ich kann nichts mehr sehn,
all das Gute, Schlimme;
kann dich nicht [verstehen]2,
o du trübe Stimme.

Eine dunkle Hand
schaukelt meinen Willen,
glättet mein Gewand,
still im Stillen.


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1 Trunk, Zilcher: "will"
2 Zilcher: "verstehn"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Harry Joelson

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