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Die Aussicht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn in die Ferne geht der Menschen wohnend Leben,
Wo in [die]1 Ferne sich erglänzt die Zeit der Reben,
Ist auch dabei des Sommers leer Gefilde,
Der Wald erscheint mit seinem dunklen Bilde.

Daß die Natur ergänzt das Bild der Zeiten,
Daß die verweilt, sie schnell vorübergleiten,
Ist aus Vollkommenheit, des Himmels Höhe glänzet
Den Menschen dann, wie Bäume Blüt umkränzet.


Translation(s): FRE

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Mit Untertänigkeit
Scardanelli.
d. 24 Mai 1748. 
1 Saariaho: "der" (according to the Chester Novello website)

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La perspective", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-09-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:27
Line count: 8
Word count: 61

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La perspective

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

Quand dans le lointain passe la vie des hommes qui habitent,
Où dans le lointain brille le temps des vignes,
Viennent aussi les champs vides de l'été, 
La forêt avec sa sombre image apparaît.

Que la nature complète l'image du temps,
Qu'elle persiste, comme rapidement il glisse,
Cela tient de la perfection, le ciel élevé brille
Sur les hommes, comme les arbres sont couronnés de fleurs.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2017 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 Friedrich Hölderlin (1770 - 1843), "Die Aussicht"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Stefano Gervasoni, Wilhelm Killmayer, Kaija Saariaho. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2017-03-07.
Last modified: 2017-03-10 01:59:20
Line count: 8
Word count: 66