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Warum sind denn die Rosen so blass

Set by Oscar Strasnoy (b. 1970), "Warum sind denn die Rosen so blass" [duet for soprano and tenor with piano], from Heine, no. 7. [ sung text not verified ]

Note: this setting is made up of several separate texts.

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?

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

  • 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

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



Submitted by Emily Ezust and Pierre Mathé

Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen,
Trompeten schmettern [drein]1;
Da tanzt [wohl]2 den Hochzeitreigen
Die Herzallerliebste mein.

Das ist ein Klingen und Dröhnen,
[Von Pauken und Schalmei'n]3;
Dazwischen schluchzen und stöhnen
Die [guten]4 Engelein.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Això és un tocar de flautes i violins", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Als bruid en bruidegom kussen!", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Dat is me een fluiten en baltsen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "There is a fluting and fiddling", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Edgar Alfred Bowring) , appears in The Poems of Heine Complete, first published 1861
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 20, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Με τραγούδι από βιολιά και φλ&", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "E' un suono di flauti e violini", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Esas son flautas y violines", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 127.

1 Schumann: "darein"
2 added by Schumann.
3 Schumann: "Ein Pauken und ein Schalmei'n"
4 Schumann: "lieblichen"


Submitted by René Slot and Pierre Mathé

Hör' ich das Liedchen klingen,
Das einst die Liebste sang,
[So will mir die Brust]1 zerspringen
[Vor]2 wildem [Schmerzendrang.]3

[Es treibt mich]4 ein dunkles Sehnen
Hinauf zur Waldeshöh',
Dort löst sich auf in Tränen
Mein übergroßes Weh'.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Quan sento la cançoneta", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Hoor nou 's wat ze zingen", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Hoor ik het liedje zingen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "I hear the dear song sounding", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Kun kuulen laulun soivan", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 40, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Όταν ακούω το τραγούδι που", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Sento risuonare la canzone", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Cuando escucho la canción", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 145.

1 Meyerbeer: "Will mir das Herz"
2 Schumann: "Von"
3 Franz: "Schmerzensdrang"
4 Meyerbeer: "Mich treibt"


Submitted by René Slot and Pierre Mathé