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Wie wenn im frost'gen Luftzug tödlich

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie wenn [im frost'gen Luftzug]1 tödlich
Des Sommers letzte Blüte krankt,
Und hier und da nur, gelb und rötlich,
Ein einzles Blatt im Windhauch schwankt:

So schauert über mein Leben
Ein nächtig trüber, kalter Tag,
Warum noch vor dem Tode beben,
O Herz, mit deinem ew'gen Schlag!

Sieh rings entblättert das Gestäude!
Was spielst du, wie der Wind am Strauch,
Noch mit der letzten, welken Freude?
Gib dich zur Ruh! Bald stirbt sie auch.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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1 Brahms: "vom frost'gen Windhauch"; Schäffer: "im frost'gen Windhauch" (further changes may exist not shown)

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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 Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Herbstgefühl", op. 48 (Sieben Lieder für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte) no. 7 (1867), published 1868 [voice and piano], Berlin, Simrock [
     text verified 1 time
    ]
  • by Julius Schäffer (1823 - 1902), "Gieb dich zur Ruh", op. 13 (Vier Lieder für gemischten Chor) no. 1, published 1877 [mixed chorus], Breslau, Hainauer [
     text not verified 
    ]

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Sensation of Autumn", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Sentiment d'automne", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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