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Amalia

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schön wie Engel voll Walhallas Wonne,
Schön vor allen Jünglingen war er,
Himmlisch mild sein Blick, wie Maiensonne,
Rückgestrahlt vom blauen Spiegelmeer.

Seine Küsse - paradiesisch Fühlen!
Wie [zwo]1 Flammen sich ergreifen, wie
Harfentöne in einander spielen
Zu der himmelvollen Harmonie -

Stürzten, flogen, [schmolzen]2 Geist [und]3 Geist zusammen,
Lippen, Wangen brannten, zitterten,
Seele rann in Seele - Erd und Himmel schwammen
Wie zerronnen um die Liebenden!

Er ist hin - vergebens, ach vergebens
Stöhnet ihm der bange Seufzer nach!
Er ist hin, und alle Lust des Lebens
[Wimmert]4 hin in ein verlor'nes Ach!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Friederich Schiller, Zweiter Theil, Zweite, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage, Leipzig, 1805, bei Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, pages 78-79; and with Schiller's anonymously published Die Räuber. Ein Schauspiel. Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1781, page 112.

First published as Amalia's song in "Die Räuber", act 3, scene 1, with an additional stanza (between stanza 1 and 2), which was omitted by Schiller in the editions of his collected poems:

Sein Umarmen - wütendes Entzüken! -
Mächtig feurig klopfte Herz an Herz,
Mund und Ohr gefesselt - Nacht vor unsern Bliken -
Und der Geist gewirbelt himmelwärts.

1 Schiller (Wien 1810 edition), and Schubert: "zwei"
2 Schiller (Die Räuber): "rasten"
3 Schubert: "in"
4 Schubert (Alte Gesamtausgabe): "Rinnet"

Submitted by Richard Morris 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) , "Amalia", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Amalia", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Amalia", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Amalia", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Amalia", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2018-02-12 06:56:03

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Word count: 94

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Amalia

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 As fair as an angel full of Valhalla's bliss,
 fairer than all the other young lads was he;
 divinely gentle was his gaze, like the May sun
 reflected in the blue mirror of the sea.
 
 His kisses - what a feeling of Paradise!
 Like two flames interwove, 
 like the sounds of a harp mingling
 into a heavenly melody -
 
 so our melting spirits rushed flying together, 
 lips and cheeks burning, trembling,
 one soul merging into the other - and the earth and sky swam
 about the lovers as if they were dissolving!
 
 He is gone - in vain, alas, in vain
 I sigh anxiously for him!
 He is gone, and all the joy of life
 flees from me in one forlorn moan!


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805), "Amalia", written <<1780, first published 1781 CAT DUT FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Franz Peter Schubert. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:49

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