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Auf Flügeln des Gesanges

Language: German (Deutsch)

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges,
Herzliebchen, trag ich dich fort,
Fort nach den Fluren des Ganges,
Dort weiß ich den schönsten Ort;

Dort liegt ein [rotblühender]1 Garten
Im stillen Mondenschein,
Die Lotosblumen erwarten
Ihr trautes Schwesterlein.

Die Veilchen kichern und kosen,
Und schaun nach den Sternen empor,
Heimlich erzählen die Rosen
Sich duftende Märchen ins Ohr.

Es hüpfen herbei und lauschen
Die frommen, klugen Gazelln,
Und in der Ferne rauschen
Des [heiligen]2 Stromes Well'n.

Dort wollen wir niedersinken
Unter dem Palmenbaum,
Und Liebe und Ruhe trinken,
Und träumen seligen Traum.


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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 117.

1 Lachner: "blühender"
2 Mendelssohn: "heilgen"

Submitted by Emily Ezust and Pierre Mathé


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  • DAN Danish (Dansk) (Maryanna Morthensen) , "På Sangens Tonevinger", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Op vleugels van gezangen", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Marty Lucas) , "On wings of song", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "On wings of song", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 9, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Dina Levias) , "Sur les ailes de mon chant", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Sulle ali del canto", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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Sulle ali del canto

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

Sulle ali del canto,
amore, ti porto via,
via verso i prati del Gange,
dove conosco il posto più bello.

Là c'è un giardino fiorito di rosso
nel tacito chiaro di luna,
i fiori di loto aspettano
la loro fedele sorella.

Le violette sorridono e amoreggiano,
e guardano in su, verso le stelle,
in segreto narrano le rose
fiabe profumate.

Qui saltellano e corrono
le sagge, brave gazzelle,
e là lontano scorrono
le acque del fiume sacro.

Là vogliamo distenderci
sotto la palma,
e gustare amore e pace,
e sognare sogni beati.

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 9 DAN DUT ENG ENG FRE FRE FRE FRE UKR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Margie Bennett, Wilhelm Reinhard Berger, Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, Joseph Dessauer, Erazm Rafal Dluski, Carl Gustav Ebell, Ernst Hans Fährmann, Jan Gesterkamp, Aleksandr Lvovich Gurilyov, Henry Kimball Hadley, Louis Huth, Gustav Jansen [not F. G. Jansen], Wilhelm Killmayer, Franz Paul Lachner, V. Leicht, Amandus Leopold Leidgebel, S. Lustgarten, Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Franz Mohaupt, Carl Montag, Gustav Rebling, Julius Stern, Oscar Strasnoy, Wilhelm Taubert, Heinrich Triest, Friedrich Hieronymus Truhn, Ussatov, H. Wehe, Gotthard Wöhler, Z. Ziegler. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2006-04-12.
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