Language: French (Français)
Dans vos viviers, dans vos étangs,
Carpes, que vous vivez longtemps !
Est-ce que la mort vous oublie,
Poissons de la mélancolie.
Translation(s): ENG GER ITA
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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Jean Absil (1893 - 1974), "La carpe", op. 58 no. 3 (1944), published 1964 [SATB quartet a cappella], from Bestiaire. Cinq petites pièces pour quatuor vocal mixte sur des poèmes de Guillaume Apollinaire, no. 3, Paris : Henry Lemoine & Cie. [ sung text not verified ]
- by Claude Ballif (1924 - 2004), "La carpe", op. 1b no. 23 (1945-48), published 1994 [voice and piano], from Le Cortège d’Orphée, no. 23, Édition Durand & Fils [ sung text not verified ]
- by May Breguet (1916 - 2006), "La carpe", 1992?, published 1992? [medium voice and piano], from Bestiaire, no. 5, Bern (Switzerland), Éd. Verlag Müller & Schade AG [ sung text not verified ]
- by Louis Durey (1888 - 1979), "La carpe", op. 17a no. 23 (1919), from Le Bestiaire, no. 23. [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963), "La carpe", FP. 15a, from Le Bestiaire, no. 6. [ sung text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Montanari) , title 1: "La carpa", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , title 1: "The carp", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Der Karpfen", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Language: German (Deutsch) after the French (Français)
In euren Weihern, euren Teichen -
welch Alter könnt ihr dort erreichen!
Entsinnt der Tod sich eurer nie,
ihr Fische der Melancholie?
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- a text in French (Français) by Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki (1880 - 1918), as Guillaume Apollinaire, "La carpe", appears in Le Bestiaire, ou Cortège d'Orphée, no. 23, first published 1911 ENG ITA
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Jean Absil, Claude Ballif, May Breguet, Louis Durey, Francis Poulenc. Go to the text.
Text added to the website: 2017-02-10.
Last modified: 2017-02-10 12:40:36
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