"Marmotte" op 53 no 7

🎼🎶 Saturday, May 8, 2021

The little nonsense song “Marmotte” is a simple song well within the reach of any fledgling singer or accompanist. What most don’t know is that the poem was part of a play written by Goethe, in which it is sung by beggar children playing with their marmots (a kind of large squirrel often trained to perform tricks by traveling hurdy-gurdy musicians).This plaintive song, in a mixture of French and Austrian dialect, captures the loneliness of a child wandering and begging through the land.

https://youtu.be/JS_QDwurtsw

Ich komme schon durch manche Land,
Avecque la marmotte,
Und immer was zu essen fand
Avecque la marmotte,
Avecque si, avecque la,
Avecque la marmotte.

I have come already through many a land,
with the marmot
and always found something to eat
with the marmot,
here and there,
with the marmot.
-----
Please attend today’s conference of the Schiller Institute starting at 9am (EST). The title is “The Moral Collapse of the Trans-Atlantic World Cries Out for a New Paradigm”. https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2021/05/07/conference-the-moral-collapse-of-the-trans-atlantic-world-cries-out-for-a-new-paradigm/

Attachments area
Preview YouTube video Beethoven, Lied "Marmotte" op 53 no 7, dietrich dieskau - fischer
Beethoven, Lied "Marmotte" op 53 no 7, dietrich dieskau - fischer

Showing 1 reaction

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • John Scialdone
    published this page in Daily Beethoven 2021-05-08 08:44:56 -0400

DONATE Join the Chorus! Contact

get updates