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Todtenklage

Language: German (Deutsch)

Windbraut tobet unverdrossen,
    Eule schreiet in den Klippen, -
Weh'! euch hat der Tod geschlossen,
    Blaue Augen, ros'ge Lippen!

Eule schreiet in den Klippen,
    Grausig sich die Schatten senken -
Blaue Augen, ros'ge Lippen!
    Hin mein Lieben, hin mein Denken!

Grausig sich die Schatten senken,
    Regen strömt in kalten Schauern. -
Hin mein Lieben, hin mein Denken!
    Weinen muß ich stets und trauern.

Regen strömt in kalten Schauern.
    Zieh'n die Wolken wohl vorüber? -
Weinen muß ich stets und trauern,
    Und mein Blick wird trüb' und trüber.

Zieh'n die Wolken wohl vorüber,
    Strahlt ein Stern in ew'gem Lichte. -
Ach! mein Blick wird trüb' und trüber,
    Bis ich ihn nach oben richte.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Robert Fuchs (1847 - 1927), "Todtenklage", op. 18 (Fünf Lieder für 1 Singstimme (T.) mit Pianofortebegleitung) no. 1, published 1877 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Kistner [
     text not verified 
    ]

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Plainte funèbre", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Lament for the Dead", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2010-03-12T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:03:36
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