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Noch spielen die Jagdhunde im Hof, aber...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Noch spielen die Jagdhunde im Hof, aber das Wild entgeht ihnen nicht, 
so sehr es jetzt schon durch die Wälder jagt.
Lächerlich hast du dich aufgeschirrt für diese Welt. 
Je mehr Pferde du anspannst, desto rascher gehts - 
nämlich nicht das Ausreißen des Blocks aus dem Fundament, 
was unmöglich ist, aber das Zerreißen der Riemen 
und damit die leere fröhliche Fahrt.

Translation(s): FRE

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G. Kurtág sets lines 1-2

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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)

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-09-27.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:28
Line count: 7
Word count: 61

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Les chiens de chasse jouent encore dans...

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

Les chiens de chasse jouent encore dans la cour, mais le gibier ne leur échappera pas,
aussi vite qu'il courre maintenant à travers les bois.
Tu t'es harnaché d'une façon ridicule pour ce monde.
Plus de chevaux tu attelles, plus tu vas vite --
pas évidemment pour arracher le bloc de la fondation,
ce qui est impossible, mais en déchirant le harnais
et en conséquence un voyage heureux à vide.

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Translations of title(s):
"In memoriam Robert Klein" = "À la mémoire de Robert Klein"
"Noch spielen die Jagdhunde im Hof" = "Les chiens de chasse jouent encore dans la cour"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924), written 1917
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Alexander Goehr, Ernst Křenek, György Kurtág. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-12-15.
Last modified: 2017-02-16 14:11:55
Line count: 7
Word count: 69