Language: German (Deutsch)
Von der Straße her ein Posthorn klingt.
Was hat es, daß es so hoch aufspringt,
Die Post bringt keinen Brief für dich:
Was drängst du denn so wunderlich,
Nun ja, die Post [kömmt]1 aus der Stadt,
Wo ich ein liebes Liebchen hatt',
Willst wohl einmal hinübersehn,
Und fragen, wie es dort mag gehn,
Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE FRI HEB ITA KOR SPA
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Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Zweites Bändchen. Deßau 1824. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, page 85.
1 Schubert: "kommt"
Submitted by Ofer Sheinberg and Peter Rastl
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Reiner Bredemeyer (1929 - 1995), "Die Post", 1984, first performed 1985 [baritone, horn, and piano], from Die Winterreise, no. 6, VEB Deutscher Verlag [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Conradin Kreutzer (1780 - 1849), "Die Post", op. 76 (12 Lieder und Romanzen für 1 und 2 Singstimmen mit Pianoforte) no. 6, KWV. 9112 no. 6 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Kistner [ sung text not verified ]
- by Conradin Kreutzer (1780 - 1849), "Die Post", op. 82 (Drei Gesänge für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte und Violoncell) no. 2, KWV 9118 no. 2, published 1832 [voice, piano, cello], Leipzig, Kistner [ sung text not verified ]
- by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Die Post", op. 89 no. 13, D. 911 no. 13 (1827), published 1828 [voice and piano], from Winterreise, no. 13, Haslinger [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by (Karl Gottfried) Wilhelm Taubert (1811 - 1891), "Die Post", op. 9 (Zwölf Lieder) no. 5, published 1832 [voice and piano], Berlin, Schlesinger [ sung text not verified ]
- by Richard Ferdinand Wüerst (1824 - 1881), "Die Post", op. 17 (Vier Lieder für Sopran, Alt, Tenor und Bass) no. 3, published 1851 [SATB chorus], Magdeburg, Heinrichshofen's Verlag [ sung text not verified ]
- by Johannes (Hans) Wolfgang Zender (b. 1936), "Die Post", 1993 [tenor and small orchestra], from Schuberts Winterreise, no. 13. [ sung text not verified ]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El correu", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De post", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Arthur Rishi) , "The post", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , "The post", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Posti", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le courrier", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRI Frisian [singable] (Pieter Wiersma) , "De Post", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "הדואר", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "La posta", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "우편마차", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , "El correo", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Language: English after the German (Deutsch)
From the street out there a post horn sounds
Why is it, that you so high now bound.
The post brings not a note for you:
What drives you then so markedly,
Oh yes, the post comes from the town,
Where I a dearest darling had,
You'll wish, sometime, to glance across
And question, how it there may be.
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- a text in German (Deutsch) by Wilhelm Müller (1794 - 1827), "Die Post", written 1823, appears in Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten 2, in Die Winterreise, no. 6, first published 1824 CAT DUT FIN FRE FRI HEB ITA KOR SPA
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Reiner Bredemeyer, Conradin Kreutzer, Franz Peter Schubert, Wilhelm Taubert, Richard Ferdinand Wüerst, Johannes Wolfgang Zender. Go to the text.
Text added to the website: 2011-10-28.
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