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Dämmern Wolken über Nacht und Thal

Language: German (Deutsch)

Dämmern Wolken über Nacht und Thal,
Nebel schweben. Wasser rauschen sacht.
Nun entschleiert sich's mit einem Mal:
O gieb acht! gieb acht!

Weites Wunderland ist aufgethan,
Silbern ragen Berge traumhaft gross,
Stille Pfade silberlicht thalan
Aus verborg'nem Schoss.

Und die hehre Welt so traumhaft rein.
Stummer Buchenbaum am Wege steht
Schattenschwarz -- ein Hauch vom fernen Hain
Einsam leise [geht] 1.

Und aus tiefen Grundes Düsterheit
Blinken Lichter auf in [stumme]2 Nacht.
Trinke Seele! trinke Einsamkeit!
O gieb acht! gieb acht!


Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA POR

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Confirmed with Carl Hauptmann Aus meinem Tagebuch, Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1900, page 213.

1 Berg: "weht"
2 Berg: "stummer

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Night", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Notte", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , title 1: "Noite", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Nit", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Nuit", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Nuit

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

Les nuages assombrissent la nuit et la vallée,
La brume flotte, l'eau murmure doucement.
Maintenant d'un seul coup le voile se lève :
Oh, prenez garde ! Oh, prenez garde !

Une vaste terre de merveilles s'est ouverte,
Des montagnes argentées s'élèvent fantastiquement grandes,
Des sentiers éclatants d'argent menaient à la vallée
Depuis des endroits cachés.

Et le noble monde est si fantastiquement pur.
Un buis muet se tient près du chemin,
Plein d'ombres noires ; une brise depuis un bosquet lointain
Souffle doucement.

Et depuis la profonde obscurité
Des lumières clignotent dans la nuit muette.
Bois, mon âme ! bois dans cette solitude !
Oh, prenez garde ! Oh, prenez garde !


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 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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Text added to the website: 2015-09-09.
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