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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]
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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Void of life slides leaf by leaf from the silent branches sadly, but the heart wants hope, not grief, and it dreams of springtime gladly. Yet a ray of sunshine's kiss touches roses ere eloping; tender, like a final bliss: full of sweetness, past of hoping.
- Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2008 by Walter A. Aue, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.
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