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Wenn auch der Abend kalt und traurig ist

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn auch der Abend kalt und traurig ist 
Und Regen rauscht, 
Ich singe doch mein Lied in dieser Frist,
Weiß nicht, wer lauscht.

Wenn auch die Welt in [Krieg und Angst]1 erstickt, 
An manchem Ort 
Brennt heimlich doch, ob niemand sie erblickt, 
Die Liebe fort.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 241.

1 Würz: "Qual und Not"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Dans la quatrième année de guerre", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-05-15.
Last modified: 2018-03-19 20:10:55
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Though the evening is cold and sad

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Though the evening is cold and sad
And rain rushes,
I still sing my song in this time,
Know not who listens.

Even though the world suffocates in [war and fear]1,
In many a place,
Though no one sees it, love burns on
Secretly.


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Translations of title(s):
"Die Liebe" = "Love"
"Am Abend" = "At eventide"
"Wenn auch der Abend kalt und traurig ist" = "Though the evening is cold and sad"
"Im vierten Kriegsjahr" = "In the fourth year of war"

1 Würz: "agony and misery"

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Im vierten Kriegsjahr", written 1917 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): G. Jaffe, Joachim Kötschau, Ernst Reichert, Martin Schlensog, Otto Siegl, Werner Vogel, Anton Würz. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2018-01-16.
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