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Wonne der Wehmut

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

Trocknet nicht, trocknet nicht,
Thränen der heiligen Liebe!
Ach! dem nur halbtrocknen Auge schon
wie öde, todt ist die Welt!
Trocknet nicht, trocknet nicht,
Thränen der ewigen Liebe!


Submitted by Melanie Trumbull

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It is based on

  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Wonne der Wehmuth", written 1775, first published 1789 CAT DUT ENG FRE FRE IRI ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Alfred Julius Becher, Ludwig van Beethoven, Adolf Busch, Robert Caby, A. M. Caspary, Franz Danzi, Moritz, Graf von Dietrichstein, Robert Franz, Aloys Kothe, Carl Krill, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Benedikt Randhartinger, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Josef Renner, jun., Hermann Julius Riehle, Franz Salmhofer, Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, Franz Peter Schubert, Friedrich Wilhelm Stade, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Frank Valentin Van der Stucken, August Walter, Justus Hermann Wetzel, Karl Friedrich Zelter, Winfried Zillig. Go to the text.

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