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Mit gelben Birnen hänget

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mit gelben Birnen hänget
Und voll mit wilden Rosen
Das Land in den See,
Ihr holden Schwäne,
Und trunken von Küssen
[[Tunkt]1 ihr das Haupt
Ins heilignüchterne Wasser.]2

Weh mir, wo nehm' ich, wenn
Es Winter ist, die Blumen, und wo
Den Sonnenschein,
Und Schatten der Erde?
Die Mauern [stehn]3
Sprachlos und kalt, im Winde
Klirren die Fahnen.


Translation(s): CAT CZE ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE IRI RUS

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1 Müller: "Taucht"
2 omitted by Ligeti
3 Cerha: "stehen"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La meitat de la vida", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The middle of life", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Midlife", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le milieu de la vie", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Mi-temps de la vie", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "Leath an tSaoil", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Leath an tSaoil

Language: Irish (Gaelic) after the German (Deutsch)

Le piorraí buí ar crochadh,
Is rós’nna ag cur thar maoil,
An tír sa loch glé,
A ealaí gleoite
Ar meisce le póga
Tumann sibh síos
Sna huiscí beannaithe maorga.
 
Faraor, cá bhfaigheadsa
Na bláthanna, i lár an gheimhridh
Is teas na gréin’
Is scáthanna an domhain?
Ná múrtha, Ó,
Balbh is fuar, is gliogar
Na gcoileach gaoithe.


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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Hölderlin (1770 - 1843), "Hälfte des Lebens", appears in Gedichte 1800-1804, in Nachtgesänge CAT CZE ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Benjamin Britten, Friedrich Cerha, Harald Genzmer, Olivier Greif, Josef Matthias Hauer, Paavo Heininen, Philippe Hersant, Karl Horwitz, Gordon Kerry, Gideon Klein, René Leibowitz, Ernst Ludwig Leitner, György Ligeti, Josef Ivar Müller, Wilhelm Petersen, Hermann Reutter, Wolfgang Michael Rihm, Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov, Hans Uwe Strübing, Stefan Wolpe. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2015-07-06.
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