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Votre âme est un paysage choisi

Language: French (Français)

Votre âme est un paysage choisi
Que vont charmant masques et bergamasques,
Jouant du luth et dansant, et quasi
Tristes sous leurs déguisements fantasques!

Tout en chantant sur le mode mineur
L'amour vainqueur et la vie opportune.
Ils n'ont pas l'air de croire à leur bonheur,
Et leur chanson se mêle au clair de lune,

Au calme clair de lune triste et beau,
Qui fait rêver, les oiseaux [dans]1 les arbres,
Et sangloter d'extase les jets d'eau,
Les grands jets d'eau sveltes parmi les marbres.


Translation(s): CAT CHI ENG FIN GER GER GER GER GER

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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)

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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Anna Brull Piñol) , "Clar de Lluna", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Yen-Chiang Che) , "月光", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "Moonlight", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Nele Gramß) , "Mondlicht", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , "Mondlicht", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Pierre Mathé) , "Mondschein", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:53
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Mondlicht

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

 Deine Seele ist eine erlesene Landschaft
 wo zierliche Comedianten und Tänzer wandeln,
 sie spielen Laute und tanzen und sind beinahe
 traurig über ihre Verkleidung!

 Alle singen in Moll über
 den siegreichen Amor und das angenehme Leben.
 Sie machen nicht den Eindruck als glaubten sie an ihr Glück,
 und ihr Lied mischt sich mit dem Mondlicht.

 Im ruhigen Mondlicht, traurig und schön,
 das die Vögel träumen lässt,
 und die Fontänen seufzen vor Erregung,
 die großen schlanken Fontänen zwischen den Marmorstatuen.


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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), "Clair de lune", appears in Fêtes galantes, no. 1, first published 1869 CAT CHI ENG FIN
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Georges Antoine, Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, René Chansarel, Gustave Charpentier, Chenard-Huché, Charles Colas, Claude Achille Debussy, Colette Delatour, Alphons Diepenbrock, Gabriel Fauré, Noël Lee, Madeleine Lemariey, Ruth Matarasso, Émile Nérini, Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Adrien Remacle, Louis Schopfer, Johann Heinrich Samuel "Marcel" Sulzberger, Jósef-Zygmunt Szulc, Anna Teichmüller, Édouard Trémisot, Frank Van Nimwegen, Alexander Voormolen, Judith Lang Zaimont. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:53
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Word count: 80