The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net


Language: French (Fran├žais)

La lune se levait, pure, mais plus glacée
Que le ressouvenir de quelque amour passée.
Les étoiles, au fond du ciel silencieux,
Brillaient, mais d'un éclat changeant, comme des yeux
Où flotte une pensée insaisissable à l'âme.
Et le violon, tendre et doux, comme une femme
Dont la voix s'affaiblit dans l'ardente langueur,
Chantait: » Encore un soir perdu pour le bonheur. «

Translation(s): ENG

List of language codes

View text with footnotes

Submitted by John Versmoren


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):

  • ENG English (Leonard Lehrman) , title 1: "Music", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-07-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:08
Line count: 8
Word count: 63

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Browse (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works