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Die letzten Blumen starben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die letzten Blumen starben!
Längst sank die Königin
Der warmen Sommermonde,
Die holde Rose hin!

Du, hehre Georgine,
Erhebst nicht mehr dein Haupt!
Selbst meine hohe Pappel
[Sah]1 ich schon halb entlaubt.

Bin ich doch weder Pappel,
Noch Rose zart und schlank,
Warum soll ich nicht sinken,
Da selbst die Rose sank?


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE FRE

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Note: at the top of the Schumann score is the following text: "Ein Gedicht voll trüber Todesahnung, wohl aus ihrem letzten Lebensjahr. Sie hatte neben ihrer "Hütte" ein kleines Gärtchen, in dem sie Jahraus, Jahrein, Blumen pflegte. Auch eine Pappel stand in der Nähe."
1 Schumann: "Seh"

Submitted by Ted Perry

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De laatste bloemen stierven", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The last flowers have died", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Les dernières fleurs sont mortes !", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Les dernières fleurs ont vécu", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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De laatste bloemen stierven

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

De laatste bloemen stierven,
Lang zonk de koningin
Der warme zomermaanden,
De mooie roos, al in!
 
Jij, dahlia doorluchtig,
Verheft niet meer je hoofd!
Zelfs mijn zo hoge peppel
Zag1 ik van blad beroofd.
 
Ben ik helaas noch peppel
Noch roos met tere pronk,
Waarom zou ik niet zinken,
Daar zelfs de roos al zonk?


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NB. Boven Schumanns partituur staat de volgende tekst: "Een gedicht vol droeve doodsverwachting, haast zeker uit haar laatste levensjaar. Zij had naast haar ' hut' een klein tuintje, waarin zij jaar in jaar uit bloemen kweekte. Ook een peppel stond daar vlakbij."

1 Bij Schumann: zie i.p.v. zag

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Text added to the website: 2013-09-03.
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