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Vorüber die stöhnende Klage!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Vorüber die stöhnende Klage!
Elisiums Freudengelage
Ersäufen jegliches Ach -
Elisiums Leben
Ewige Wonne, ewiges Schweben,
Durch lachende Fluren ein flötender Bach.

Jugendlich milde
Beschwebt die Gefilde
Ewiger May,
Die Stunden [entfliehen]1 in goldenen Träumen,
Die Seele schwillt aus in unendlichen Räumen,
Wahrheit reißt hier den Schleier entzwei.

Unendliche Freude
Durchwallet das Herz.
Hier mangelt der Name dem trauernden Leide,
[Sanfter]2 Entzücken nur heißet [hier]3 Schmerz.

Hier strecket der wallende Pilger die matten
Brennenden Glieder im säuselnden Schatten,
Leget die Bürde auf ewig dahin -
Seine Sichel entfällt hier dem Schnitter,
Eingesungen von Harfengezitter,
Träumt er geschnittene Halme zu sehn.

Dessen Fahne Donnerstürme wallte,
Dessen Ohren Mordgebrüll umhallte,
Berge bebten unter dessen Donnergang,
Schläft hier linde bei des Baches Rieseln,
Der wie Silber spielet über Kieseln,
Ihm verhallet wilder Speere Klang.

Hier umarmen sich getreue Gatten,
Küssen sich auf grünen sammt'nen Matten
Liebgekost vom Balsamwest,
Ihre Krone findet hier die Liebe,
Sicher vor des Todes strengem Hiebe,
Feiert sie ein ewig Hochzeitfest.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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F. Schubert sets stanza 3 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
F. Schubert sets stanza 3 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
F. Schubert sets stanza 4 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
F. Schubert sets stanza 5 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
F. Schubert sets stanza 6 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
F. Schubert sets stanza 1 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Friederich Schiller. Zweiter Theil. Zweite, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Leipzig, 1805. Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, pages 151-153.

First published in Anthologie auf das Jahr 1782, anonymously edited by Schiller with the fake publishing information "Gedrukt in der Buchdrukerei zu Tobolsko", actually published by Johann Benedict Metzler in Stuttgart. The poem (pages 196-198) has the subtitle "Eine Kantate" and "M." as the author's name.

1 Schubert: "entflieh'n"
2 Schubert: "Sanftes"
3 Schubert: "man"

Submitted by Emily Ezust and Peter Rastl

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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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Elysium", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Les champs Élysées", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Elisio", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Elysium", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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