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Die Liebe saß als Nachtigall

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Liebe saß als Nachtigall
im Rosenbusch und sang;
es flog der wundersüße Schall
den grünen Wald entlang.

Und wie er klang, da stieg im Kreis
aus tausend Kelchen Duft,
und alle Wipfel rauschten leis',
und leiser ging die Luft;

Die Bäche schwiegen, die noch kaum
geplätschert von den Höh'n,
die Rehlein standen wie im Traum
und lauschten dem Getön.

Und hell und immer heller floß
der Sonne Glanz herein,
um Blumen, Wald und Schlucht ergoß
sich goldig roter Schein.

Ich aber zog den Weg entlang
und hörte auch den Schall.
Ach! was seit jener Stund' ich sang,
war nur sein Widerhall.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE

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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 © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , no title, copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Rakkauden taikaa", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Magie de l'amour", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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De liefde zat als nachtegaal

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

De liefde zat als nachtegaal
En zong in ‘t rozenhout;
En daaruit vloog het fraai geschal
Langs heel het groene woud.
 
Terwijl het klonk, steeg onverwacht
Uit duizend kelken geur,
En alle bomen ruisten zacht,
De wind verloor vigeur.
 
De beken zwegen, neergestroomd,
Luid pletsend op ‘t graniet,
De reeën stonden als verdroomd
Te luist’ren naar het lied.
 
’t Werd licht en lichter, lichter kon
De zonneglans niet zijn;
Om bloemen, bos en kloof zich spon
Als goud een rode schijn.
 
En ik, die langs de weg doordrong,
Ik hoorde ook ’t gezang.
Ach, wat ik sinds dat uur ook zong
Was echo slechts daarvan.


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Translation of title "Liebeszauber" = "Liefdesbetovering"

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884), no title, appears in Jugendgedichte, in 1. Erstes Buch, in Lieder als Intermezzo, no. 17 CAT ENG FIN FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Agathe Ursula Backer-Grøndahl, Wilhelm Bergner, Martin Blumner, Ferdinand Gumbert, Hans Harthan, Édouard de Hartog, Adolf Jensen, Hugo Wilhelm Ludwig Kaun, Heinrich August Marschner, Gustav Rebling, Ernst Rudorff, Clara Schumann, née Wieck, Wilhelm Speidel, Richard Georg Strauss, Béla Szabados. Go to the text.

 

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