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Im Feld ein Mädchen singt... Vielleicht ist ihr Liebster gestorben, Vielleicht ist ihr Glück verdorben, Dass ihr Lied so traurig klingt. Das Abendrot verglüht, Die Weiden stehn und schweigen, Und immer noch so eigen Tönt fern das traurige Lied. Der letzte Ton verklingt. Ich möchte zu ihr gehen. Wir müssten uns wohl verstehen, Da sie so traurig singt. Das Abendrot verglüht, Die Weiden stehn und schweigen.
R. Stöhr sets stanzas 1-3
- by Margarete Susman (1874 - 1966) [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 Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957), "Im Feld ein Mädchen singt", op. 50 (Sechs Gesänge (Six Songs)) no. 3 (1906) [ voice and piano ], also set in Finnish (Suomi) [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Richard Stöhr (1874 - 1967), "Im Feld ein Mädchen singt", op. 54 no. 5, published 1918, stanzas 1-3 [ voice and piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
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- Also set in Finnish (Suomi), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Jean Sibelius.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In the field a maiden is singing", copyright © 2020
- FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Dans le champ une jeune fille chante", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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In the field a maiden is singing... perhaps her beloved has died, perhaps her happiness is ruined, for her song sounds so desolate. The sunset is fading, the willows stand silent, and ever so unique, that far-off, mournful song resounds. The last note fades away. I wish to go to her. Surely we would understand each other, for she sings so plaintively. The sunset is fading, the willows stand silent.
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2020 by Emily Ezust
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