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Nacht ist wie ein stilles Meer

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nacht ist wie ein stilles Meer,
Lust und Leid und Liebesklagen
Kommen so verworren her
In dem linden Wellenschlagen.

Wünsche wie die Wolken sind,
Schiffen durch die [stillen]1 Räume,
Wer erkennt im lauen Wind,
Ob's Gedanken oder Träume? --

Schließ' ich nun auch Herz und Mund,
Die so gern den Sternen klagen,
Leise doch im Herzensgrund
Bleibt das linde Wellenschlagen.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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First published in Dichter und ihre Gesellen, 1833
1 Rheinberger: "leeren"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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 is like a quiet sea", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La nuit", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "La notte è come un mare calmo", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "La nit", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
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De nacht is als een stille zee

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

De1 nacht is als een stille zee;
Lust en leed en liefdesklagen
Maken zo verward entree
In der golven zachte slagen.
 
Wensen, die ‘k in wolken vind,
Zie ik stil de lucht door komen;
Wie voelt in de lauwe wind
Of  ’t gedachten zijn of dromen?
 
Sluit ik nu ook hart en mond,
Klagers die graag sterren storen,
Toch blijf diep in ’s harten grond
Ik steeds zacht de golfslag horen.


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1 Bij Mendelssohn-Hensel te zingen op een voorslag.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2017 by Lau Kanen, (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 Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Die Nachtblume", appears in Gedichte, in 4. Frühling und Liebe CAT ENG FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Bacon, Walter Braunfels, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Karl Horwitz, Egon Kornauth, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Paul Müller-Zürich, Josef Reiter, Joseph Rheinberger, Hugo Wolf, Josef Venantius von Wöss. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2017-03-10.
Last modified: 2017-03-10 15:41:21
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