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Leblos gleitet Blatt um Blatt Still und traurig von den Bäumen; Seines Hoffens nimmer satt, Lebt das Herz in Frühlingsträumen. Noch verweilt ein Sonnenblick Bei den späten Hagerosen, Wie bei einem letzten Glück, Einem süßen, hoffnungslosen.
- by Max Kalbeck (1850 - 1921) [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 Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Letztes Glück", op. 104 (Fünf Gesänge) no. 3 (1888?), published 1888 [ saatbb chorus ], Berlin, Simrock [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Gustav Hasse (1834 - 1889), "Letztes Glück", op. 32 (Sechs Gesänge für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 2, published 1880 [ alto or baritone and piano ], Berlin, Bote & Bock [sung text not yet checked]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Darrer resquitx de benaurança", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Laatst geluk", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Last bit of happiness", copyright © 2004
- ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Last bliss", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Dernier bonheur", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Claus-Christian Schuster
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Leaf upon leaf floats lifelessly, quietly and sadly from the trees; its hopes never satisfied, the heart dwells in dreams of spring. Yet a sunny glance still lingers in the late-blooming rose bush, like one last bit of happiness - a sweet hopelessness.
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2004 by Emily Ezust
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