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Bread ‑ Sorrow

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Dread sorrow, who never ate his bread in sorrow
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Source: Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, 3rd ed., 1979, Angela Partington, ed., Oxford University Press Inc, NY.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Harfenspieler", written <<1783, appears in Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre, first published 1795 CAT DUT FIN FRE HUN ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Andreas Peter Berggreen, Rudolph Bergh, Michael Brough, August Bungert, Norbert Burgmüller, Franz Aloys Theodor Commer, Wilhelm Czerwinski, Anton Diabelli, Annette Elisabeth, Freiin von Droste-Hülshoff, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Gustav Jansen [not F. G. Jansen], Emil Kauffmann, Aloys Kothe, Leopold Lenz, Franz Liszt, Heinrich August Marschner, Arnold Mendelssohn, Josef Ivar Müller, Victor Ernst Nessler, Xaver Pentenrieder, Bruno Ramann, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Franz Peter Schubert, Robert Schumann, Jean Sibelius, Friedrich Wilhelm Stade, Frank Valentin Van der Stucken, Hugo Wolf, Karl Friedrich Zelter. 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)

  • by Ralph Shapey (1921 - 2002), "Bread - Sorrow", 1995, published 1999 [soprano and piano], from Goethe Songs II, no. 3, Bryn Mawr, Pa: T. Presser

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