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Das erste Veilchen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Als ich das erste Veilchen erblickt,
Wie war ich von Farben und Duft entzückt!
Die Botin des Lenzes drückt' ich voll Lust
An meine schwellende, hoffende Brust.

Der Lenz ist vorüber, das Veilchen ist tot;
Rings steh'n viel Blumen blau und rot,
Ich stehe inmitten, und sehe sie kaum,
Das Veilchen erscheint mir im Frühlingstraum.


Translation(s): DUT ENG SPA

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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):

  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "The first violet", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (EspaƱol) (Mercedes Vivas) , title 1: "La primera violeta", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Het eerste viooltje", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
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Word count: 55

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The first violet

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 When I caught sight of the first violet,
 how delighted was I at its colours and fragrance!
 It was Spring's herald that I enthusiastically clasped
 to my swelling, hoping breast.

 Springtime is over, the violet is dead;
 there are many flowers, blue and red, around me,
 I stand amongst them and hardly notice them,
 it's the violet that appears in my springdream.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2005 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Karl Egon Ebert (1801 - 1882) DUT SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich Bellermann, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2005-01-06.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:11
Line count: 8
Word count: 63