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The half of life

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Adorned with yellow pears
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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Hölderlin (1770 - 1843), "Hälfte des Lebens", appears in Gedichte 1800-1804, in Nachtgesänge CAT CZE FRE FRE IRI RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Benjamin Britten, Friedrich Cerha, Harald Genzmer, Olivier Greif, Josef Matthias Hauer, Paavo Heininen, Philippe Hersant, Karl Horwitz, né Curt Horwitz, Gordon Kerry, Gideon Klein, René Leibowitz, Ernst Ludwig Leitner, György Ligeti, Josef Ivar Müller, Wilhelm Petersen, Hermann Reutter, Wolfgang Michael Rihm, Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov, Hans Uwe Strübing, Stefan Wolpe. Go to the text.

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

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), original text by Friedrich Hölderlin (1770 - 1843) , title 1: "Hälfte des Lebens", from Gedichte 1800-1804, in Nachtgesänge CAT RUS ENG FRE by Benjamin Britten, Harald Genzmer, György Ligeti, Wilhelm Petersen, Wolfgang Michael Rihm, Stefan Wolpe, Josef Matthias Hauer, Karl Horwitz, René Leibowitz, Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov, Hermann Reutter, Paavo Heininen, Friedrich Cerha, Josef Ivar Müller, Ernst Ludwig Leitner, Gideon Klein, Philippe Hersant.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov (b. 1948) , title unknown CAT ENG FRE by Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov.

Text added to the website: 2012-02-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:47
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