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Staunend sahen wir das große Pferd. Es durchbrach das Dach unserer Stube. Der bewölkte Himmel zog sich schwach entlang des gewaltigen Umrisses, und rauschend flog die Mähne im Wind.
- by Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924) [author's text not yet checked 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 (Peter) Alexander Goehr (b. 1932), "Staunend sahen wir das große Pferd", op. 41 no. 3 (1979) [ voice and piano ], from Das Gesetz der Quadrille, no. 3 [sung text not yet checked]
- by György Kurtág (b. 1926), "Staunend sahen wir das große Pferd", op. 24 no. 3k (1985-6) [ soprano and violin ], from Kafka-Fragmente, no. 3k [sung text not yet checked]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "We were amazed to see the large horse", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Étonnés nous avons vu le grand cheval", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani
This text was added to the website: 2008-07-14
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Word count: 29
Étonnés nous avons vu le grand cheval. Il est passé à travers le plafond de notre chambre. Le ciel nuageux s'étirait faiblement Le long de sa silhouette puissante, Et sa crinière volait dans le vent en bruissant.
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 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.
This text was added to the website: 2016-12-19
Line count: 5
Word count: 37