WARNING! Not everything on this website is public domain.
It is ILLEGAL to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
And it is an EVEN WORSE OFFENSE to omit the names of authors / translators.

The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

Aus den Liedern der Trauer

Language: German

Dem Herzen ähnlich, wenn es lang
Umsonst nach einer Träne rang,
Die seine Qual entbinde,
Sprengt nun die Erde, die erstarrt
Von Reif und Frost gebunden ward,
Die eis'ge Winterrinde.

Durch Wald und Feld, um Berg und See
Sprießt wuchernd auf ihr altes Weh'
Und grünt in Zweig und Ranken
Und dunkelt in dem Himmelsblau
Und zittert in [den]1 Tropfen Tau,
Die an den Gräsern schwanken.

Nun, Gram um sie, die ich verlor,
Erstarrter, brich auch du hervor,
Um mit dem Strom zu fluten!2
Im Blitz der Wolke sollst du glüh'n
Und mit den Nachtviolen blüh'n
Und [in]3 den Rosen bluten.

Translation(s): FRE ENG ITA

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Strauss: "der" (a mistake in the score?)
2 Strauss adds here "Brich hervor!"
3 Strauss: "mit"

Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti


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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Des chants de tristesse", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Songs of sadness", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Dai canti del dolore", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Notes about green, red, and white dots

Gentle Reminder
This is a personal project that I began in 1995. I receive no salary for my full-time work on it and, despite my best efforts, this project has never received public funding. It is supported financially by roughly 0.013% of our visitors. So if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust
I also have a wishlist at Amazon.ca.

Search sheetmusicplus.com for Art song , Lieder, chansons, or works for solo voice

Browse imslp.org (Petrucci Music Library) for art songs or choral works