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γλύκηα μᾶτερ, οὔτοι δύναμαι κρέκην τὸν...

Language: Aeolic Greek

γλύκηα μᾶτερ, οὔτοι δύναμαι κρέκην τὸν ἴστον
πόθῳ δάμεισα παῖδος βραδίναν δι' Ἀφροδίταν


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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)

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  • Also set in English, a translation by Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864) , no title, from Simonidea, published 1860 [an adaptation] RUS GER FRE GER POL by Ned Rorem, Howard Barlow, Cecil Burleigh, Alexander Paucker, John Edmunds, George Foote, Oskar Morawetz.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown [an adaptation] RUS ENG FRE POL by Richard Barth.
  • Also set in Polish (Polski), a translation by Janina Brzostowska (1897 - 1986) , title unknown, copyright © RUS ENG GER FRE GER by Andrzej Hundziak.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852) , no title [an adaptation] RUS GER FRE GER POL by Henry Théodore Pontet.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov (1866 - 1949) , no title, from Сапфо и Алкей (Sapfo i Alkej) [an adaptation] ENG GER FRE GER POL by Arthur Vincent Lourié.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Richard Zoozmann) , title 1: "Liebespein" [an adaptation]
  • ENG English (Henry Thornton Wharton) , title unknown
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-02-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:47
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Word count: 13

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Douce mère, je ne peux plus frapper le...

Language: French (Français) after the Aeolic Greek

Douce mère, je ne peux plus frapper le métier à tisser,
Je suis soumise au désir d'un garçon par la svelte Aphrodite.

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  • Translation from Aeolic Greek to French (Français) copyright © 2012 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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Text added to the website: 2012-02-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:47
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