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Müßiggang ist aller Laster Anfang - und aller Tugenden Krönung.
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- by Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924), no title [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 Ernst Křenek (1900 - 1991), "Müßiggang", op. 169 no. 6 (1959) [mixed chorus a cappella], from Sechs Motetten nach Worten von Franz Kafka für gemischten Chor a cappella, no. 6, Bärenreiter [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website: 2014-07-24
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L'oisiveté est mère de tous les vices et le couronnement de toutes les vertus.
About the headline (FAQ)Translation of title "Müßiggang" = "L'oisiveté"
- 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: 2016-12-20
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