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Rosen, ja, rosen likvälär skönast i...

Language: Swedish (Svenska)

Rosen, ja, rosen likvälär skönast i kransen af blommor;
Derför ock himlen sjelf lånar till prydnad dess färg.
Äfven den hvita är täck: men hvad skönhet, när begge tillsammans,
Spruckna på oskuldens kind, höja hvarandras behag!

Translation(s): FIN GER

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About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Frans Michaël Franzéns Samlade dikter, Första bandet, Örebro, N. M. Lindh, 1867. Abr. Bohlin, 1868, 1869, page 325.

The score by Sibelius uses a later style of spelling:
Rosen, ja, rosen, likaväl är skönast i kransen av blommor;
Därför ock himlen själv lånar till prydnad dess färg.
Även den vita är täck: men vad skönhet, när bägge tillsammans,
Spruckna på oskuldens kind, höja varandras behag!

See Swedish orthography at Wikipedia.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-01-14.
Last modified: 2017-04-30 17:13:43
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Word count: 36

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Rosen, Rosen ja indes sind die schönsten...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Swedish (Svenska)

Rosen, Rosen ja indes sind die schönsten doch im Kranz der Blüten;
darum leiht der Himmel selbst sich ihre Farben aus zur Zier.
Zwar ist die weiße anmutsvoll: doch welche Schönheit dann, wenn beide sie zusammen,
erblühn auf unschuldiger Wange, erhöhen noch der andern Reiz.

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About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of titles
"De bägge rosorna" = "Die beiden Rosen"
"De begge rosorna" = "Die beiden Rosen"


  • Translation from Swedish (Svenska) to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2017 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2017-04-30.
Last modified: 2017-04-30 17:16:06
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Word count: 45