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Szene in der Elektrischen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Tänzerin Eduardowa, eine Liebhaberin in der Musik, 
fährt wie Überall so auch 
in der Elektrischen in Begleitung zweier Violinisten, 
die sie häufig spielen läßt. 
Denn es besteht kein verbot, warum in der Elektrischen 
nicht gespielt werden dürfte, wen das Spiel gut, 
den Mitfahrenden angenehm ist und nichts kostet, 
das heißt, wenn nachher nicht eingesammelt wird. 
Es ist allerdings im Anfang ein wenig überraschend, 
und ein Weilchen lang findet jeder, es sei unpassend. 
Aber bei voller Fahrt, starkem Luftzug 
und stiller Gasse klingt es hübsch.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Scène dans le tramway", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-05-20 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:14

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Word count: 85

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Scène dans le tramway

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

La danseuse Edouardova, une amoureuse de la musique,
se déplaçait partout même
dans le tramway en compagnie de deux violonistes
avec qui elle jouait souvent.
Car il n'y a pas d'interdiction dans le tramway,
de jouer si la musique est bonne,
c'est agréable pour les autres passagers et cela ne coûte rien,
c'est-à-dire qu'il n'y a pas de quête à la fin. 
Cependant, c'est au début un peu surprenant
et pendant un petit instant tout le monde trouve que c'est inopportun.
Mais à pleine vitesse, avec un courant d'air fort
et dans une rue tranquille cela sonne joliment.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): György Kurtág. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-12-15 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-02-16 14:11:55

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