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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 dumpfigtief ein 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

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

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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.


Submitted by Emily Ezust and Peter Rastl

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Luc Bertin) , title 1: "Le groupe surgi du Tartare", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Group from Tartarus", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Gruppo dal Tartaro", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Een groep vanuit de Tartarus1", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Grup del Tàrtar", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Group from Tartarus

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Hark - like the murmuring of the angry sea,
like a brook weeping through hollow, rocky gullies,
you can hear over there, deeply muffled, a heavy, toneless
groan, extracted with torment!

Pain contorts
their faces, despair opens
their jaws with curses.
Hollow are their eyes: their gaze
rests anxiously on Cocytus' bridge,
and they follows Cocytus' sad course with tears.

They ask one another softly with fear
whether the end has not yet come!
Eternity whirls above them in circles,
breaking Saturn's scythe in two.


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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