by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Es schauen die Blumen alle
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Es schauen die Blumen alle
Zur leuchtenden Sonne hinauf;
Es nehmen die Ströme alle
Zum leuchtenden Meere den Lauf.

Es flattern die Lieder alle
Zu meinem leuchtenden Lieb -
Nehmt mit meine Tränen und Seufzer,
Ihr Lieder, wehmütig und trüb!

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Note: this text can also be found as an appendix to Buch der Lieder under the heading "Zu Lyrisches Intermezzo". First published in 1822 in Gesellschafter oder Blätter für Geist und Herz, a Berlin periodical

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT FRE RUS ; composed by Sebastian Benson Schlesinger.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT ENG FRE ; composed by Aleksandr Tikhonovich Gretchaninov.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "All the flowers gaze", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Toutes les fleurs regardent", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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De bloemen, zij kijken alle
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
De bloemen, zij kijken alle
Naar ’t stralende zonlicht omhoog;
De stromen, zij nemen alle
Naar stralende zeeën hun loop.
 
Mijn lie’dren, zij fladd’ren alle
Weg naar mijn stralende lief;
Neem, lied’ren, mijn tranen en zuchten
Maar mee als een droevige brief.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2014 by Lau Kanen, (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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