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Ich denke dein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich denke dein,
[Wenn]1 durch den Hain
Der Nachtigallen
Akkorde schallen!
[Wann]2 denkst du mein?

Ich denke dein
Im Dämmerschein
Der Abendhelle
Am Schattenquelle!
Wo denkst du mein?

Ich denke dein
Mit süßer Pein,
Mit bangem Sehnen
Und heißen Thränen!
Wie denkst du mein?

[O denke mein,]3
Bis zum Verein
Auf besserm Sterne!
In jeder Ferne
Denk' ich nur dein!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Friedrich von Matthisson. Erster Theil. Tübingen, bei Cotta, 1811, pages 276-277, and with Friedrich von Matthisson, Gedichte, fifteenth edition, Zurich: Orell, Fuessli & Co., 1851, pages 217-218.

First published in Flora Teutschlands Töchtern geweiht von Freunden und Freundinnen des schönen Geschlechts. Erstes Vierteljahr. Tübingen, 1802. In der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, pages 3-4.

1 Matthisson (editions until 1803): "Wann"
2 Matthisson (editions after 1803): "Wenn"
3 Matthisson (Flora 1802): "Ich denke dein"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Denken aan", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Remembrance", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Souvenir", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "A te va il mio pensiero...", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Remembrance

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I think of you
When through the grove
The nightingales
Sing out their chords!
When do you think of me?

I think of you
At the twilight
Of evening
By the shadowy spring!
Where do you think of me?

I think of you
With sweet pain,
With anxious longing
And hot tears!
How do you think of me?

O think of me
Until our union
On a better star!
However distant I may be
I think only of you!


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich von Matthisson (1761 - 1831), "Andenken", written 1792-93, first published 1802 CAT DUT FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ludwig Abeille, Johann Anton André, Ludwig van Beethoven, Theodor Bungard-Wasem, Moritz, Graf von Dietrichstein, Ernst Ege, Karl Friedrich Ludwig Hellwig, Immanuel Friedrich Knapp, Conradin Kreutzer, Carl Theodor Moritz, Johann Friedrich Heinrich Riel, Ferdinand Ries, Antonio Salieri, Franz Peter Schubert, Carl Maria von Weber, Hugo Wolf, Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg. Go to the text.

 

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

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