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Das Veilchen an den spanischen Flieder

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich weiss nicht, ist's des Frühlings Macht,
Ist's, dass ich dich gesehn:
Ich denke traurig Tag und Nacht
Ans Wiedersehn.

Du wirst in Sommers Blütenpracht
Noch leuchtend stehn;
Ich muss im Reif der Winternacht

Die letzten Düfte entathm' ich sacht
Im Frühlingswehn,
Und sterbend denk ich in der Nacht
Ans Wiedersehn.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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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)

  • by Artur Schnabel (1882 - 1951), "Das Veilchen an den spanischen Flieder", op. 11 (Zehn Lieder für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte), Heft 2 no. 9, published 1902 [voice and piano], Berlin, Verlag Dreililien [
     text verified 1 time

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The violet to the Spanish lilac", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La violette au lilas espagnol", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-05-24.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:24
Line count: 12
Word count: 52

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La violette au lilas espagnol

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Je ne sais pas si c'est le pouvoir du printemps,
Si c'est parce que je te voyais :
Je pense tristement jour et nuit
À te revoir.

Toi, dans la splendeur des fleurs d'été,
Tu te tiendras encore éclatant ;
Dans le froid de la nuit d'hiver, je dois

je respire doucement mes dernières senteurs
Dans les brises du printemps,
Et en mourant, je pense dans la nuit
À te revoir.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2014 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hanns Sachs (1881 - 1947) ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Artur Schnabel. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2014-10-02.
Last modified: 2014-10-02 14:34:40
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