by Christoph August Tiedge (1752 - 1841)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Der Abschied
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Das ist die Schreckensstunde,
Ha! meine Lippen beben,
Wie kann ich Armer leben,
o Nice, fern von dir?
Leben muß ich im Leiden,
Ohne dich flieh'n die Freuden,
Und du, wirst du auch schenken
ein liebend Sehnen mir?


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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1743 - 1820) , "Die Trennung", subtitle: "Nach der Canzonette des Metastasio: Ecco quel fiero istante &c. ", written 1773 ENG FIN FRE SPA ; composed by Friedrich Johann Albrecht Muck, Christian Gottlob Neefe.

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  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Parting", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-14
Line count: 8
Word count: 38

Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
That is the hour of dismay,
ha, my lips are quivering,
how can I, poor thing, live,
o Nice, far away from you?

I must live, suffering,
without you the joys flee,
and you, will you lovingly 
yearn for me, too?


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This text was added to the website: 2005-01-12
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Word count: 41