The LiederNet Archive is the world’s largest reference archive of texts and translations of art songs and choral works.
We have been online since May 24, 1995.
159,448 vocal pieces have been catalogued.
36,086 translations are available.
The collection has frequent additions and updates (this month: 314 song texts, 170 settings, and 38 translations).
Start with the Introduction and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Browse the collection by using the indexes by composer or text author; or search for words or phrases, or search by surname or search by title or first line.
The following links will give you an idea of the type of information this website has to offer.
- Ich hab' im Traume geweinet (Heine)
- Kennst du das Land (Goethe)
- Über allen Gipfeln (Goethe)
- Заклинание (Pushkin, set also in German and French)
- Speak to me, my love! (Tagore)
- L'invitation au Voyage (Baudelaire)
- Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin (Müller)
- Heine's collection Lyrisches Intermezzo (in Buch der Lieder)
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