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Im Frühlingsschatten fand ich Sie

Language: German (Deutsch)

  Im [Frühlingsschatten]1 fand ich Sie;
Da band ich Sie mit Rosenbändern:
Sie fühlt' es nicht und schlummerte.

  Ich sah Sie an; mein Leben hing
Mit diesem Blick' an ihrem Leben:
Ich fühlt' es wohl, und wußt' es nicht.

  Doch lispelt' ich Ihr [sprachlos]2 zu,
Und rauschte mit den Rosenbändern:
Da wachte Sie vom Schlummer auf.

  Sie sah mich an; Ihr Leben hing
Mit diesem Blick' an meinem Leben,
Und um uns [ward's]3 Elysium.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA

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Confirmed with Klopstocks Oden. Erster Band. Leipzig bey Georg Joachim Göschen. 1798, page 123.

First published in Lieder mit Melodien, für das Clavier, von Christian Ernst Rosenbaum. Zweeter Theil. Altona und Lübeck, Bey David Iversen, Königl. privil. Buchhändler aufs Herzogth. Holstein; 1762, page 6, with the title Das schlafende Mägdchen; then in Musenalmanach für das Jahr 1770. Göttingen bey Johann Christian Dieterich, page 68, with the title Das schlafende Mädchen; and in Poetische Blumenlese auf das Jahr 1774. Göttingen und Gotha, bey Johann Christian Dieterich, page 117, with the title Cidli.

1 Schubert, Zemlinsky: "Frühlingsgarten"
2 Schubert: "leise"
3 Schubert: "ward"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La cinta rosa", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De rozenband", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le ruban rose", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il laccio di rose", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Juan Henríquez Concepción) , "La guirnalda de rosas", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2017-07-18 04:35:13

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Word count: 74

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Il laccio di rose

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Nell'ombra di primavera la trovai,
e la legai con un laccio di rose:
lei non se ne accorse, e si addormentò.

Io la guardai: la mia vita si appese
con questo sguardo alla sua vita:
io lo sentii e non lo sapevo.

Ma sussurrai a lei, senza parola,
e ad un fruscio del laccio di rose,
lei si svegliò dal sonno.

Lei mi guardò; la sua vita si appese
con questo sguardo alla mia vita;
e per noi fu l'Elisio.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724 - 1803), "Das Rosenband", written 1753, first published 1762 CAT DUT ENG FRE SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Patrik Gyllenhammar, Joseph Martin Kraus, Edward Alexander MacDowell, Henri Wilhelm Petri, Corona Elisabeth Wilhelmine Schröter, Franz Peter Schubert, Josef Antonín Štěpán, Richard Georg Strauss, Karl Weigl, Karl Friedrich Zelter, Alexander Zemlinsky. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2005-10-17 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:15

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