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Freudvoll/ Und leidvoll

Language: German (Deutsch)

Freudvoll
Und leidvoll,
Gedankenvoll seyn;
[Langen]1
Und bangen
In schwebender Pein;
Himmelhoch jauchzend
Zum Tode betrübt;
Glücklich allein
Ist die Seele, die liebt.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke, Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand, Achter Band, Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cottaschen Buchhandlung, 1827, pages 231-232, and with Egmont. Trauerspiel von Goethe. Leipzig bei Georg Joachim Göschen 1788, page 97.

1 some editions (not endorsed by Goethe) have "Hangen"; this is also found in the settings by Liszt, and Rubinstein.

Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De liefde", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Richard Morris) , "Joyful and sorrowful", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , "Joyful and woeful", first published 1911
  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , "Clara's song"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'amour", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Clara's song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Cheerful 
and tearful, 
and laden with care,
Swaying, 
delaying, 
'tween hope and despair
Joyous now, heav'n high, 
now dying with dole,
Happy alone 
is the true loving soul.


Note: from a Rubinstein score. It is unclear which of the two translators listed on the front page wrote this particular translation.
Submitted by Harry Joelson

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), no title, appears in Egmont, Act III, Clärchen's song, first published 1788 CAT DUT FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ludwig van Beethoven, Friedrich Wilhelm Berner, Walter Braunfels, Robert Emmerich, Friedrich Adrian Götzloff, Carl Graff, Cor de Groot, Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann, Friedrich Hinrichs, Johann Christoph Kienlen, Franz Krežma, Lenhuk, Franz Liszt, F. Partzsch, Bruno Ramann, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Franz Peter Schubert, Elisabeth Charlotta Henrietta Ernestina Sonntag, as Else Headlam-Morley, Ernest Vietor, Karl Friedrich Zelter. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2011-06-26.
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