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Durch allen Schall und Klang Der [Transoxanen]1 Erkühnt sich unser Sang Auf deine Bahnen! Und ist für gar nichts bang, In dir lebendig; Dein Leben daure lang, Dein Reich beständig.
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Note on score: "Romain Rolland, dem großen Dichter und hochverehrten Freunde, dem heroischen Kämpfer gegen alle ruchlosen an Europas Untergang arbeitenden Mächte, mit dem Ausdruck treuester Sympathie und aufrichtigster Bewunderung." - Richard Strauss (1926).
1 People living beyond the river Oxus, in Turkestan: the place where the noisy music of the janissaries comes from.
Note: In order to praise Prince Carl August von Sachsen-Weimar, the poem sets a parallel between him and Sedschan, who was the patron of the poet Hafis.
- by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "An Schach Sedschan und Seinesgleichen", appears in West-östlicher Divan, in 4. Buch der Betrachtungen -- Tefkir Nameh [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Richard Georg Strauss (1864 - 1949), "Durch allen Schall und Klang", WoO. 111 (1925) [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Au shah Chouja", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 30
Through all the sounds and tones Of the Transoxanites Our singing audaciously ventures Upon your ways! And fears nothing, Living within you; May your life be long, May your kingdom endure.
About the headline (FAQ)Translated titles:
"An Schach Sedschan und Seinesgleichen" = "To Shah Sedshan and others of his kind"
"Durch allen Schall und Klang" = "Through all sounds and tones"
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2014 by Sharon Krebs, (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.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "An Schach Sedschan und Seinesgleichen", appears in West-östlicher Divan, in 4. Buch der Betrachtungen -- Tefkir Nameh
This text was added to the website: 2014-05-26
Line count: 8
Word count: 31