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Schönes Leben! du liegst krank, und das...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schönes Leben! du liegst krank, und das Herz ist mir
  Müd vom Weinen und schon dämmert die Furcht in mir,
     Doch, doch kann ich nicht glauben, 
        Daß du sterbest, so lang du liebst.

Translation(s): FRE RUS

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F. Cerha sets lines 1-2

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La bonne croyance", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33
Line count: 4
Word count: 33

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La bonne croyance

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

Belle vie ! tu gis malade, et mon cœur est
Fatigué de pleurer et la crainte point en moi,
Pourtant, pourtant je ne peux pas croire
Que tu vas mourir, aussi longtemps que tu aimes.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) 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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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Hölderlin (1770 - 1843), "Der gute Glaube", appears in Gedichte 1784-1800 RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Elise Breiderhoff, née Frey, Friedrich Cerha, Josef Matthias Hauer, Philippe Hersant, George Washington Magnus, Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2012-10-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:05
Line count: 4
Word count: 35