You can help us modernize! The present website has been online for a very long time and we want to bring it up to date. As of April 20, we are $4,600 away from our goal of $15,000 to fund the project. The fully redesigned site will be better for mobile, easier to read and navigate, and ready for the next decade. Please give today and join dozens of other supporters in making this important renovation possible!

The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

Horch ‑ wie Murmeln des empörten Meeres

Language: German (Deutsch)

Horch - wie Murmeln des empörten Meeres,
Wie durch hohler Felsen Becken weint ein Bach,
[Stöhnt dort]1 [dumpfigtief ein]2 schweres, leeres,
Qualerpreßtes Ach!

Schmerz verzerret
Ihr Gesicht, Verzweiflung sperret
Ihren Rachen fluchend auf.
Hohl sind ihre Augen - ihre Blicke
Spähen bang nach des Kozytus Brücke,
Folgen thränend seinem Trauerlauf.

Fragen sich einander ängstlich leise:
Ob noch nicht Vollendung sey? -
Ewigkeit schwingt über ihnen Kreise,
Bricht die Sense des Saturns entzwei.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

List of language codes

F. Schubert sets stanza 2 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information

About the headline (FAQ)

View original text (without footnotes)

Confirmed with Gedichte von Friederich Schiller, Zweiter Theil, Zweite, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage, Leipzig, 1805, bei Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, page 150.

First published in Anthologie auf das Jahr 1782, anonymously edited by Schiller with the fake publishing information "Gedrukt in der Buchdrukerei zu Tobolsko", actually published by Johann Benedict Metzler in Stuttgart. The poem (page 147) has "Y." as the author's name.

1 omitted in Schubert's fragment D.396
2 Schubert (D.583): "dumpfig tief ein"; Schubert (D.396): "ein dumpfig tiefes"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Authorship

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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Grup del Tàrtar", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Een groep vanuit de Tartarus1", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Group from Tartarus", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Gruppo dal Tartaro", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2018-08-27T12:28:37
Line count: 14
Word count: 72

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Écoute ‑‑ comme un grondement de mer en...

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

Écoute -- comme un grondement de mer en colère,
Comme un ruisseau qui pleure dans les bassins des rochers creux,
Des profondeurs monte, étouffé, lourd, atone,
Un gémissement arraché avec souffrance !

La douleur déforme
Leurs visages, le désespoir ouvre
Leurs gorges avec des jurons.
Leurs yeux sont creux -- leur regard
Se pose avec anxiété sur le pont du Cocyte,
En pleurant ils suivent son triste cours.

Ils se demandent l'un l'autre doucement avec crainte
Si la fin n'est pas là ? --
L'éternité tourne en cercles au-dessus d'eux,
Brisant la faux de Saturne en deux.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission. If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. Once you have permission, you must give credit to the author and display the copyright symbol ©. Copyright infringement is a criminal offense under international law.

About the headline (FAQ)

Translations of title(s):
"Schmerz verzerret ihr Gesicht" = "La douleur déforme leurs visages"
"Gruppe aus dem Tartarus" = "Groupe surgi du Tartare"


Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2019 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.

    Contact:

    licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
    (licenses at lieder dot net)



Based on

 

Text added to the website: 2019-04-05T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2019-04-05T01:55:20
Line count: 14
Word count: 94