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Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

One must be master and win
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Source: Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, 3rd ed., 1979, Angela Partington, ed., Oxford University Press Inc, NY.


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Cophtisches Lied (Ein Anderes)", written 1787 FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Max Bruch, Leo Grill, Nikolaus, Freiherr von Krufft, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Ernest Vietor, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), original text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) , title 1: "Cophtisches Lied (Ein Anderes)", 1787 ENG ITA FRE by Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Max Bruch, Ernest Vietor, Hugo Wolf, Nikolaus, Freiherr von Krufft, Leo Grill.

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