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Durch den Wald, im Mondenscheine

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Durch den Wald, im Mondenscheine]1,
Sah ich jüngst die Elfen [reuten]2;
Ihre Hörner hört' ich klingen,
Ihre [Glöckchen]3 hört' ich läuten.
Ihre weißen Rößlein trugen
[Güldnes]4 Hirschgeweih und flogen
Rasch dahin, wie wilde [Schwänenzüge]5
Kam es durch die Luft gezogen.
Lächelnd nickte mir die Kön'gin,
Lächelnd, im [Vorüberreuten]6.
Galt das meiner neuen Liebe,
Oder soll es Tod bedeuten?


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Confirmed with "Deutschland. Zur Geschichte der Religion und Philosophie in Deutschland (1834)" in: Heinrich Heine’s sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden, herausgegeben von Otto F. Lachmann, Dritter Band, Leipzig: Druck und Verlag von Philipp Reclam jun., [no year], page 308

1 Mendelssohn, Hadley: "In dem Mondenschein im Wald"
2 Bürde, Mendelssohn: "reiten"
3 Bürde, Mendelssohn: "Glöcklein"
4 Bürde, Mendelssohn: "Goldnes"
5 Bürde, Mendelssohn: "Schwäne"
6 Bürde, Mendelssohn: "Vorüberreiten"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Marty Lucas) , "New love", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Nicola Sfredda) , "Nuovo amore (Nella foresta, al chiaro di luna)", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-04-30 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-04-23 10:35:44

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Nuovo amore (Nella foresta, al chiaro di luna)

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Nella foresta, al chiaro di luna,
ho visto poco fa gli elfi cavalcare;
ho sentito suonare i loro corni,
le loro campanelle ho sentito squillare.

I loro bianchi cavallini portavano
corna d'oro di cervo e volavano
rapidi là, come bianchi cigni
trainati attraverso l'aria.

Sorridendo mi salutò la regina,
sorridendo, nel passare a cavallo.
Che sia il mio nuovo amore,
o deve significare la morte?

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Neue Gedichte, in Neuer Frühling, no. 32 DUT ENG ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Jeannette Antonie Bürde, née Milder, Carl Ludwig Fischer, Robert Franz, Henry Kimball Hadley, Paul Hassenstein, Ferdinand von Hiller, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Ödön von Mihalovich, Fritz Egon Pamer, Mario Van Overeem, Karl Weigl. Go to the text.


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