Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898 | SUBSCRIBE

Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

Montage

Chapter & Verse

A correspondence corner for not-so-famous lost words

September-October 2020

Ernest Bergel writes: “In the mid nineteenth century, Paul Heyse published German translations of Italian and Spanish folksongs that were later set to music by Hugo Wolf. Can anyone furnish me with the original Italian and Spanish texts of the following songs? First, ‘Verschling der Abgrund meines Liebsten Hütte’ (Let the abyss engulf my lover’s house), number 45 in Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch. Second, ‘Treibe nur mit Lieben Spott, Geliebte mein’ (Just keep on mocking love, my sweet), number 4 in Wolf’s ‘Weltliche Lieder’ in the Spanisches Liederbuch. (The Spanish begins, Burla bien con desamor.) And third, ‘Weint nicht ihr Äugelein!’ (Weep not dear eyes!), number 29 in the same collection. (The Spanish begins, No lloreis ojuolos, and is allegedly by Lope de Vega.)”

Send inquiries and answers to Chapter and Verse, Harvard Magazine, 7 Ware Street, Cambridge 02138, or via email to chapterandverse@harvardmag.com.

You Might Also Like:

Hands typing on a computer keyboard.

Join other aspiring and established writers for The Muse & The Marketplace conference in April.
Photograph by iStock

The Muse & The Marketplace 2021

You Might Also Like:

Hands typing on a computer keyboard.

Join other aspiring and established writers for The Muse & The Marketplace conference in April.
Photograph by iStock

The Muse & The Marketplace 2021