Hans Rott -
Das Veilchen (The Violet) in G major
for Soprano or Tenor and Piano

(Nowak no. 24, Banks no. 21)


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January 8, 2012
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This Lied was composed in Vienna on February 20, 1877.


DAS VEILCHEN
Vincenz Zusner

THE VIOLET
Vincenz Zusner

Als ich das Veilchen heut gefragt,
ob jetzt im Lenz kein Morgen tagt,
wo Gram und Leid mir ganz vergeh'n,
da hat's mich traurig angeseh'n.
When I asked the violet today
If there would be no dawn now in spring,
When all grief and pain would part from me,
It sadly looked at me.
Und als ich dann die Frage tat,
ob dieser Morgen nicht mir naht,
wenn einst der nächste Lenz erscheint,
da hat sein Köpfchen es verneint.
And when I then asked
Whether such a dawn would not come for me
With the arrival of the next spring,
Its little head said: No.
Und als ich endlich, halb verzagt,
das Veilchen noch zu letzt gefragt,
ob mir der Schmerz denn niemals schweigt,
da hat es sich hinabgeneigt.
And when finally, almost crestfallen,
I asked the violet at last
Whether the my pain would never be silent,
It bowed low.
  Translation by Hannelore Wirth © 2003 - all rights reserved

This composition has 39 bars.  

Performances:
(without any claim for completeness)

 
October 12, 2002
Marina Spielmann, soprano
Markus Bellheim, piano
Würzburg/D, Great Hall of the former Mozartschule
First performance
 
November 4, 2011
Transcription
Uwe Christian Müller, violoncello
Corinna Söller, piano
Augustinum Kleinmachnow/Theatersaal
Kleinmachnow/D
 
   
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