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Valse de Chopin

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

Wie ein blasser Tropfen Bluts
Färbt die Lippen einer Kranken,
Also ruht auf diesen Tönen
Ein vernichtungssüchtger Reiz.

Wilder Lust Accorde [stören]1
Der Verzweiflung eisgen Traum -
Wie ein blasser Tropfen Bluts
Färbt die Lippen einer Kranken.

Heiß und jauchzend, süß und schmachtend,
Melancholisch düstrer Walzer,
Kommst mir nimmer aus den Sinnen!
Haftest mir an den Gedanken,
Wie ein blasser Tropfen Bluts!

Translation(s): CHI ENG FRE ITA NYN

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Confirmed with Albert Giraud, Pierrot Lunaire, deutsch von Otto Erich Hartleben, Der Verlag deutscher Phantasten, Berlin, 1892, page 26.

1 Marx: "tönen"

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , title 1: "Ein vals av Chopin", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Mimmi Fulmer) (Ric Merritt) , title 1: "Chopin Waltz", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Valzer di Chopin", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) (Yen-Chiang Che) , title 1: "蕭邦圓舞曲", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Valse de Chopin", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-16.
Last modified: 2017-02-21 22:38:43
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Word count: 62

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Valzer di Chopin

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Come una pallida goccia di sangue
colora le labbra di una malata,
così riposa sopra queste note
una maliosa voglia di annientamento.

Accordi di sfrenato piacere turbano
il sogno glaciale della disperazione -
Come una pallida goccia di sangue
colora le labbra di una malata.

Ardente e gioioso, dolce e struggente,
lugubre e melanconico valzer,
non riesci a uscirmi di mente!
Ai miei pensieri ti aggrappi
come una pallida goccia di sangue!

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Text added to the website: 2009-11-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:26
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Word count: 72