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Sonnenuntergang

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sonnenuntergang;
Schwarze Wolken zieh'n,
O wie schwül und bang
Alle Winde flieh'n!

Durch den Himmel wild
Jagen Blitze bleich;
Ihr vergänglich Bild
Wandelt durch den Teich.

[Wie Gewitter klar]1
Mein' ich Dich zu seh'n,
Und dein langes Haar
Frei im Sturme weh'n!


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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1 Edelmann: "Wie gewitterklar"; Végh: "O wie gewitterklar"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [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):

  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Down the sun disc goes", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Coucher de soleil", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2019-02-26 22:37:59

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Coucher de soleil

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

Coucher de soleil ;
De noirs nuages courent,
Ô comme lourds et effrayés
Tous les vents s'enfuient.

Sauvages, à travers le ciel,
De blêmes éclairs chassent ;
Leur image fugace
Erre à travers l'étang.

Aussi clairement que l'orage
Je crois te voir
Avec tes longs cheveux
Flottant librement dans la tempête


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850), no title, appears in Gedichte, in 1. Erstes Buch, in Sehnsucht, in Schilflieder, no. 4 ENG ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Albert Ernst Anton Becker, Wilhelm Claussen, Toni Edelmann, Ernst II, Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, Robert Franz, A. Friedland, Albert Fuchs, Paul Geisler, Mathilde von Kralik, Julius Lammers, Henri Marteau, Max Mayer, Ferdinand Sieber, Edgar Pierre Joseph Tinel, Paul Umlauft, János Végh, as Johann Végh, Arthur Wulffius, Emilie Zumsteeg. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2009-07-26 00:00:00.

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