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Das Grab ist tief und stille

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das Grab ist tief und stille,
Und schauderhaft sein Rand.
Es deckt mit schwarzer Hülle
Ein unbekanntes Land.

Das Lied der Nachtigallen
Tönt nicht in seinem Schooß.
Der Freundschaft Rosen fallen
Nur auf des Hügels Moos.

Verlaßne Bräute ringen
Umsonst die Hände wund;
Der [Waise]1 Klagen dringen
Nicht in der Tiefe Grund.

Doch sonst an keinem Orte
Wohnt die ersehnte Ruh;
Nur durch die [dunkle]2 Pforte
Geht man der Heimat zu. 

Das arme Herz, hienieden
Von manchem Sturm bewegt,
Erlangt den wahren Frieden
Nur [wo]3 es nicht mehr schlägt.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE RUS

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Confirmed with Gedichte von J. G. von Salis. Gesammelt durch seinen Freund Friedrich Matthisson. Zürich, bey Orell, Gessner, Füssli und Compagnie. 1793, pages 35-36; and with Gedichte von J. G. von Salis. Neueste Auflage. Wien 1815. Bey B. Ph. Bauer, pages 36-37.

First published in a different version in Göttinger Musenalmanach 1788, see below.

1 Schubert (D.643A): "Waisen"
2 Westenholz: "enge"
3 Westenholz: "wenn"

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Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2018-09-03T02:52:43
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La tomba és profunda i silenciosa

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

La tomba és profunda i silenciosa
i esborronadors són els seus voltants.
Amb un negre embolcall cobreix
una terra incògnita.

La cançó del rossinyol
no ressona al seu interior.
Les roses de l’amistat cauen
tan sols damunt la molsa del tossal.

Les núvies abandonades malden
debades amb les mans espellades;
els planys de l’orfe no penetren
dins la terra profunda.

Però en cap altre lloc
regna l’anhelat repòs;
només travessant l’ombrívola porta
hom arriba a la darrera estança.

El pobre cor, aquí a la terra,
sacsejat per moltes tempestes,
trobarà la pau veritable
tan sols quan ja no bategarà més.


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Translations of title(s):
"Das Grab" = "La tomba"
"Das Grab ist tief und stille" = "La tomba és profunda i silenciosa"


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2019 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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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Gaudenz Freiherr von Salis-Seewis (1762 - 1834), "Das Grab", written 1783, first published 1788 DUT ENG ENG FRE RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gustav Flügel, J. G. Hübner, Carl Theodor Moritz, Friedrich Johann Albrecht Muck, Vincenzo Righini, Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, Othmar Schoeck, Franz Peter Schubert, Johann Xaver Sterkel, Sophia Maria Westenholz, née Fritscher, Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2019-02-21T00:00:00.
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