Un cygne avance sur l'eau
Language: French (Français)
Un cygne avance sur l'eau
tout entouré de lui-même,
comme un glissant tableau;
ainsi à certains instants
un être que l'on aime
est tout un espace mouvant.
Il se rapproche, doublé,
comme ce cygne qui nage,
sur notre âme troublée...
qui à cet être ajoute
la tremblante image
de bonheur et de doute.
Translation(s): CAT ENG ENG GER
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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)
- by Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981), "Un cygne", op. 27 no. 2 (1950-1), published 1952 [voice and piano], from Mélodies passagères, no. 2, Schirmer [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Louis Durey (1888 - 1979), "Un cygne", op. 42 no. 5 (1932), published 1966 [medium voice and piano], from Vergers, no. 5, Éd. Le Chant du Monde [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Manuel Pedro Ferreira (b. 1959), "Un cygne avance sur l'eau", 1989, first performed 1990 [soprano and piano], from Três Canções de Rilke, no. 3, can be found on the CD Vocalizos (Movieplay, 1997) [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963), "Un cygne", 1939 [mixed chorus], from Six Chansons, no. 2. [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Léon Orthel (1905 - 1985), "Un cygne avance sur l'eau", op. 61 (Sept mélodies) no. 1 (1972), published 1972 [voice and piano], Amsterdam, Ed. Donemus [ sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "A swan moves across the water", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "A swan", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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