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Venedig

Language: German (Deutsch)

An der Brücke stand
jüngst ich in brauner Nacht.
Fernher kam Gesang;
goldener Tropfen quoll's
über die zitternde Fläche weg.
Gondeln, Lichter, Musik -
trunken schwamm's in die Dämmrung hinaus ...

Meine Seele, ein Saitenspiel,
sang sich, unsichtbar berührt,
heimlich ein Gondellied dazu,
zitternd vor bunter Seligkeit.
- Hörte [ihr jemand]1 zu?


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Herz, Pejačević: "jemand ihr"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Venice", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Venise", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2017-10-15 12:32:02
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Word count: 52

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Venice

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

By the bridge I stood
recently in the brown night.
From the distance came the sound of song;
golden drops surged away
over the vibrating surface.
Gondolas, light, music -
drunk, it floated off into the dusk...

My soul, a lute,
unseeably moved, sang
a gondolier's song secretly to itself,
trembling with joyous bliss.
- Did anyone listen to it?


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 - 1900), "Venedig", appears in Ecce Homo FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Otto Freudenthal, Oskar Fried, Gustav Grube, Maria Herz, Gustav Krug, Dora Pejačević, Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Wolfgang Michael Rihm, Felix Wolfes. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:43
Line count: 12
Word count: 60