Language: German (Deutsch)
[Harrt ein Fischer]1 auf der Brücke
Die Geliebte säumt,
Schmollend taucht er seine Blicke
In den Bach - und träumt.
Doch die lauscht im nahen Flieder,
Und ihr Bildchen strahlt
Jetzt aus klaren Wellen [wieder]2,
Treuer nie gemahlt.
[Und der Fischer kennt die Bänder,]3
Kennt den süssen Schein:
Und er hält sich am Geländer
Sonst - zieht's ihn hinein!
Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
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Confirmed with Dichtungen vom Freyherrn Franz von Schlechta. Erster Band. Wien, 1824. Im v. Hirschfeld'schen Verlage, page 90.
Note: This is the second version of Schlechta's poem, published 1824 in his collected poems. When Schubert created his second version of Widerschein in 1828, he received a modified text from Schlechta, based on this text, but with a different first line, which Schlechta kept in his third and substantially modified version, published in 1876. For the first and the third version of Schlechta's text see below.
1 Schubert: "Tom lehnt harrend"
2 Schubert: "wider"
3 Schubert: "Und er sieht's! Und er kennt die Bänder,"; and in the repeat: "der Fischer"
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Widerschein", D. 949 (1828), published 1832 [voice, piano], A.Diabelli & Co., VN 4015, Wien (Nachlaß-Lieferung 15). note: D. 949 has been removed and included as the second version in D. 639 [ sung text checked 1 time]
Set in a modified version by Franz Peter Schubert.
Another version of this text exists in the database.
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Reflex", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Weerschijn", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "Reflection", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Reflets", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Pupillo) (Claretta Manara) , "Riflessi", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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