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An die Laute

Language: German (Deutsch)

Leiser, leiser, kleine Laute,
Flüstre, was ich dir vertraute,
Dort zu jenem Fenster hin;
Wie, auf Wellen sanfter Lüfte,
Mondenglanz und Blumendüfte,
Sende meine Lieder hin.

Neidisch sind des Nachbars Söhne,
Und im Fenster jener Schöne
Blinket noch ein einsam Licht.
Drum noch leiser, kleine Laute:
Dich vernehme die Vertraute,
Nachbar nur und Mutter nicht.


Confirmed with Glycine von Friedrich Rochlitz. Erster Theil. Züllichau und Freystadt bey Darnmann 1805, page 235.

Note: This is the first version of the poem. A revised version has been published by Rochlitz in 1822; see below.


Submitted by Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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Set in a modified version by Josef Bohuslav Foerster, August Harder, August Ferdinand Häser, Leopold Lenz, Franz Peter Schubert, Johann Xaver Sterkel.


Text added to the website: 2017-11-10T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2017-11-11T15:58:25
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Word count: 55

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