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Language: German (Deutsch)

Die ihr Felsen und Bäume bewohnt, o heilsame Nymphen,
Gebet Jeglichem gern, was er im stillen begehrt!
Schaffet dem Traurigen Trost, dem Zweifelhaften Belehrung,
Und dem Liebenden gönnt, daß ihm begegne sein Glück.
Denn euch gaben die Götter, was sie den Menschen versagten,
Jeglichem, der euch vertraut, [tröstlich und hilfreich]1 zu sein.

Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE

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1 Medtner: "hilfreich und tröstlich"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Solitude", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Solitude", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Solitud", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
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Word count: 52

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Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

Oh nimfes guaridores que habiteu a les roques i als arbres,
doneu a cadascú allò que en silenci desitja!
Procureu consol a l’entristit i alliçonament al que dubta
i a l’enamorat concediu-li que pugui trobar la felicitat.
Car els déus us han donat el que denegaren als homes,
ser confortadores i compassives per a tot el qui en vosaltres confia.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2014 by Salvador Pila, (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 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Einsamkeit" ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Pierre-Octave Ferroud, Robert Kahn, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Max Reger, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Winfried Zillig. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2014-12-24.
Last modified: 2014-12-24 19:25:41
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Word count: 60