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Das Blau der Ferne klärt sich schon Vergeistigt und gelichtet Zu jenem süßen Zauberton, Den nur September dichtet. Der reife Sommer über Nacht Will sich zum Feste färben, Da alles in Vollendung lacht Und willig ist zu sterben. Entreiß dich Seele, nun der Zeit, Entreiß dich deinen Sorgen Und mache dich zum Flug bereit In den ersehnten Morgen.
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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 320.
- by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Höhe des Sommers", written 1933 [author's text checked 2 times 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 Paul Huber (b. 1918), "Höhe des Sommers", published 1964 [ four-part men's chorus a cappella ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Julius Klaas (1888 - 1965), "Höhe des Sommers", op. 5 no. 2, published 1939 [ high voice and piano ], from Fünf Lieder nach Dichtungen von Hermann Hesse, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Günter Raphael (1903 - 1960), "Höhe des Sommers", 1951 [ high voice and piano ], from Acht Gedichte von Hermann Hesse für hohe Stimme und Klavier, no. 5 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Günter Raphael (1903 - 1960), "Höhe des Sommers ", op. 72 no. 4 (<<1957) [ high voice and orchestra or piano ], from Acht Gedichte von Hermann Hesse für hohe Stimme und Orchester, no. 4 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Anton Würz (1903 - 1995), "Höhe des Sommers ", op. 36 no. 4 (1948) [ baritone and piano ], from Sechs Lieder für Bariton nach Gedichten von Hermann Hesse, no. 4 [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Height of summer", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website: 2009-05-14
Line count: 12
Word count: 58
The blue of the distance is already growing clearer, Refined and brightened To that sweet, enchanting tone That is only created by September. Overnight, ripe summer Wishes to colour itself for the festival, Where everything rejoices in completion And is willing to die. Tear yourself away, soul, now from time, Tear yourself away from your anxieties And make yourself ready for the flight Into the yearned-for morning.
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2018 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 Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Höhe des Sommers", written 1933
This text was added to the website: 2018-02-13
Line count: 12
Word count: 67