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Auf dem See

Language: German (Deutsch)

Und frische Nahrung, neues Blut
Saug' ich aus freier Welt;
Wie ist Natur so hold und gut,
Die mich am Busen hält!
Die Welle wieget unsern Kahn
Im Rudertakt hinauf,
Und Berge, wolkig himmelan,
Begegnen unserm Lauf.

Aug', mein Aug', was sinkst du nieder?
Goldne Träume, [kommt]1 ihr wieder?
Weg, du Traum! so Gold du bist;
Hier auch Lieb' und Leben ist.

Auf der Welle blinken
Tausend schwebende Sterne,
Weiche Nebel trinken
Rings die thürmende Ferne;
Morgenwind umflügelt
Die beschattete Bucht,
Und im See bespiegelt
Sich die reifende Frucht.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA NOR RUS SPA

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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. Erster Band. Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cotta'schen Buchhandlung. 1827, page 86; and with Goethe's Schriften, Achter Band, Leipzig, bey Georg Joachim Göschen, 1789, pages 144-145.

1 Nägeli: "kehrt"

Submitted by Emily Ezust and Melanie Trumbull 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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "En el llac", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Op het meer", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Lawrence Snyder) (Rebecca Plack) , "On the lake", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Sur le lac", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sul lago", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "På havet", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Luis Felipe Mohando) , "En el lago", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2017-08-24 13:57:29
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На озере

Language: Russian (Русский) after the German (Deutsch)

И силу в грудь, и свежесть в кровь
Дыханьем вольным лью.
Как сладко, мать-природа, вновь
Упасть на грудь твою!
Волна ладью в размер весла
Качает и несёт,
И вышных гор сырая мгла
Навстречу нам плывёт.

Взор мой, взор, зачем склоняться?
Или сны златые снятся?
Прочь ты сон, хоть золотой, -
Здесь любовь и жизнь со мной!

На волнах сверкают
Тысячи звёзд сотрясенных,
В дымном небе тают
Призраки гор отдаленных.
Ветерок струится
Над равниною вод,
И в залив глядится
Дозревающий плод.


Submitted by Emily Ezust

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Auf dem See", written 1775, first published 1789 CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA NOR SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Michael Brough, Wilhelm Claussen, Alphons Diepenbrock, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Robert Kahn, Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe, Carl Adolf Lorenz, Dr., Arnold Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Hans Georg Nägeli, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Franz Peter Schubert, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-11.
Last modified: 2017-08-24 14:01:00
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Word count: 80