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An die Nachtigall

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

Geuß nicht so laut der liebentflammten Lieder
Tonreichen Schall
Vom Blütenast des Apfelbaums hernieder,
O Nachtigall.
Du tönest mir mit deiner süssen Kehle
Die Liebe wach;
Denn schon durchbebt die Tiefen meiner Seele
Dein schmelzend Ach.

Dann flieht der Schlaf von neuem dieses Lager,
Ich starre dann,
Mit nassem Blick, und todtenbleich und hager,
Den Himmel an.
Fleuch, Nachtigall, in grüne Finsternisse,
Ins Haingesträuch,
Und spend' im Nest der treuen Gattin Küsse;
Entfleuch, entfleuch!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludewig Heinrich Christoph Hölty. Besorgt durch seine Freunde Friederich Leopold Grafen zu Stolberg und Johann Heinrich Voß. Hamburg, bei Carl Ernst Bohn. 1783, page 157.

This poem makes use of some verses of Hölty's unfinished poem "An eine Nachtigall, die vor meinem Kammerfenster sang" and was included by Voß in his editions of Hölty's poems (see below).


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Al rossinyol", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de nachtegaal", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To the nightingale", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-13.
Last modified: 2018-01-14 08:41:56
Line count: 16
Word count: 74

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Al rossinyol

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

No vessis tan fort el ressò ple de tonalitats
dels teus cants abrandats d’amor
des de la branca del pomer,
oh, rossinyol.
El so de la teva dolça gorja
fa despertar en mi l’amor;
car el fons de la meva ànima ja tremola
per el teu crit melodiós.

Aleshores el son s’enfuig d’aquest lloc
i jo miro fixament, amb ulls plens de llàgrimes,
pàl•lid com un mort i demacrat,
vers el cel.
Vola enllà, rossinyol, vers la foscúria verda
als matossars del bosc,
i, al niu, obsequia amb besades la teva fidel companya;
vola enllà, vola enllà!


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2018 by Salvador Pila, (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 Johann Heinrich Voss (1751 - 1826), "An die Nachtigall" [an adaptation] DUT ENG FRE GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Brahms, Jan Bedřich Kittl, Franz Peter Schubert, Gustav Trautmann. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2018-02-14.
Last modified: 2018-02-14 14:00:23
Line count: 16
Word count: 97