by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Thor Næve Lange (1851 - 1915)

Schattenküsse, Schattenliebe
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Schattenküsse, Schattenliebe,
Schattenleben, wunderbar!
Glaubst du Närrin, alles bliebe
Unverändert ewig wahr?

Was wir lieblich fest besessen
Schwindet hin wie Träumerein;
Und die Herzen, die vergessen,
Und die Augen schlafen ein.

N. Bretan sets stanza 1

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Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Emma Lazarus (1849 - 1887) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine NOR ; composed by Frank Bridge, Ernest Bristow Farrar, Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist NOR ; composed by Nicolae Bretan.
  • Also set in Norwegian (Bokmål), a translation by Thor Næve Lange (1851 - 1915) , "Skyggekys", subtitle: "Efter et Motiv af Heine" ENG ENG ; composed by Agathe Ursula Backer-Grøndahl.
  • Also set in Romanian (Română), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG NOR ; composed by Nicolae Bretan.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Shadow kisses, shadow love", copyright ©


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 31

Skyggekys
Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Skyggekys paa Skyggemunde,
Skyggehaab, hvis Boble brast,
stakkels Sjæl, som gaar til Grunde
for en Drøm at holde fast.

Hvad Du elsker, skal Du miste,
hvad Du vandt, var Fantasi;
dine Bedstes Hjerter briste,
deres øjne lukkes i.

Authorship

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2018-11-05
Line count: 8
Word count: 38