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Klage

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Sonne steigt, die Sonne sinkt,
Des Mondes Wechselscheibe blinkt,
Des Aethers Blau durchwebt mit Glanz
Der Sterne goldner Reihentanz:

Doch es durchströmt der Sonne Licht,
Des Mondes lächelndes Gesicht,
Der Sterne Reigen, still und hehr,
Mit Hochgefühl dies Herz nicht mehr!

Die Wiese blüht, der Büsche Grün
Ertönt von Frühlingsmelodien,
Es wallt der Bach im Abendstral
Hinab ins hainumkränzte Thal:

Doch es erhebt der Haine Lied,
Die Au, die tausendfarbig blüht,
Der Erlenbach im Abendlicht
Wie vormals meine Seele nicht!

O Schmerz! wenn unsrer Jugend Freund
Des Abschieds bittre Zähre weint!
So trifft beim frohen Erntemahl
Des Landmanns Dach ein Wetterstral!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE

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F. Schubert sets stanzas 1-4

Confirmed with Gedichte von Friedrich von Matthisson. Erster Theil. Tübingen, bei Cotta, 1811, pages 51-52; and with Gedichte von Friedrich Matthisson. Erster Theil. Neueste, sehr vermehrte und vollständigste Ausgabe. Wien 1815. In Commission bey Cath. Gräffer und Härter, page 44.

Note: Stanzas 1-4 of this poem are part of the much longer poem Die Geliebte published by Matthisson in the 1783 Dessau edition and the 1787 Mannheim edition, where they appear as stanzas 14-17 of the 23 stanzas of that poem. Stanza 5 of Klage has been added by Matthisson only in the 1811 Tübingen edition (the Wien 1815 edition referenced above, which most likely was Schubert's text source, is merely a reprint of the 1811 Tübingen edition).


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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)

Another version of this text exists in the database.

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Plany", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Klaaglied", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Lament", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "Lament", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Plainte", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Plany

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

El sol surt, el sol es pon,
el disc canviant de la lluna resplendeix,
el blau de l’èter s’entrellaça amb l’esclat
de l’àuria dansa dels estels:

però ni la llum del sol,
ni el rostre somrient de la lluna,
ni la dansa dels estels, silent i sublim,
ja no omplen aquest cor amb entusiasme!

La prada floreix, el verd del matossar
ressona amb melodies primaverals,
el rierol borbolla a la llum del capvespre,
cap a baix, vers la vall coronada de boscatges:

però el cant dels boscos,
la prada que floreix amb mil colors,
el rierol entre la verneda a la llum del capvespre,
ja no enalteixen la meva ànima com abans!


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Text added to the website: 2017-12-28.
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