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Blick vom oberen Belvedere

Language: German (Deutsch)

Fülle du! Gezier- und schöner Geist,
Übersetzt in edelstes Gebreite:
Rechts die Kuppel, links die Kuppel weist
Majestätisch ein dies Bild der Weite.

Ach, wie hatten jene Zeiten Kraft,
[Roh-]1 und Wildes in die Kunst zu heben!
Irdischer Gesetzlichkeit entrafft,
Engten sie und weiteten das Leben.

Gehn nicht die Terrassen ab und an
Reifrockdamen, sanft hofiert von [ihren]2
Eindruckssicher steifen Kavalieren?

Nein, die Gärten zaubern holden Wahn.
Ganz verging dies Planen, Lächeln, Lieben --
Gilb und weh -- nur Schönheit ist geblieben ...


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Die Texte der Lieder von Richard Strauss, Kritische Ausgabe von Reinhold Schlötterer, Pfaffenhofen: W. Ludwig Verlag, 1988.

Note that the sequence made up of the first letters of each line spells out "Für Marie Grengg"

1 Strauss: "Rohes"
2 omitted by Strauss.

Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Vue du belvédère d'en haut", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Outlook from the upper Belvedere", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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