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Language: German (Deutsch)

Von der Last des Gedankens und der Seele befreit, Mädchen,
Singt Deine Jugend in Dir sich ein Lied!
Süßes, [einfältiges]1 Tönen der Hirtenflöte, oh Wunder -- --
Gebunden wieder trägst Du in Dir alles Sehnen und Denken der Spielerin!

Translation(s): ENG FRE NOR

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Confirmed with Peter Altenberg, „Traurigkeit“ in Jugend, Münchner Illustrierte Wochenschrift, Nr. 24 , 1900, page 402.

1 Berg: "einfält'ges"

Submitted by Virginia Knight and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La flûtiste", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "Fløytespiller", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The flute player", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2016-10-27 14:18:47
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Word count: 37

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La flûtiste

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

Libérée du fardeau de la pensée et de l'âme,
Jeune fille, ta jeunesse chante elle-même un chant en toi.
Le doux son innocent de la flûte de berger,
oh, lié aux merveilles que  tu portes à nouveau en toi
toute l'ardeur et la pensée de la flûtiste.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Richard Engländer (1859 - 1919), as Peter Altenberg, "Flötenspielerin" ENG NOR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Alban Maria Johannes Berg. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2011-06-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:24
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Word count: 47