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Frühzeitiger Frühling

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

Tage der Wonne,
Kommt ihr so bald?
Schenkt mir die Sonne
Hügel und Wald?
Reichlicher fließen
Bächlein zumal,
Sind es die Wiesen?
Ist es das Tal?

Unter des Grünen
Blühender Kraft
Naschen die Bienlein
Summend vom Saft.
Buntes Gefieder
Rauschet im Hain,
Himmlische Lieder
Schallen darein!

Mächtiger rühret
Bald sich ein Hauch,
Doch er verlieret
Gleich sich im Strauch.
Aber zum Busen
Kehrt er zurück,
Helfet ihr Musen
Tragen das Glück!

Leise Bewegung
Bebt in der Luft,
Reizende Regung
Schläfernder Duft.
Saget seit gestern
Wie mir geschah
Liebliche Schwestern,
Liebchen ist da!


Translation(s): ENG ENG GRE

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

The text shown is a variant of another text.

It is based on

  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Frühzeitiger Frühling" DUT ENG FRE FRL GRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Josef Abendheim, Johann Andreas Anschütz, August Bergt, Moritz, Graf von Dietrichstein, Adolph Martin Foerster, Moritz Hauptmann, Karl Friedrich Ludwig Hellwig, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Robert Kahn, Bernhard Klein, Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Elise Müller, Paul Gerhard Natorp, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Karl Friedrich Rungenhagen, Otto Scherzer, Johann Xaver Sterkel, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Leopold Carl Wolf, Karl Friedrich Zelter. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Josephine Lang (1815 - 1880), "Frühzeitiger Frühling", op. 6 (Vier deutsche Lieder) no. 3 (1830 or earlier), published <<1838 [voice and piano], note: first published in München (Munich) by F. A. Schäffer without an opus number; designated in 1867 as opus 6 [
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Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), original text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) , title 1: "Frühzeitiger Frühling" ENG FRL FRE GRE by Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe, Karl Friedrich Zelter, Adolph Martin Foerster, Johann Andreas Anschütz, August Bergt, Moritz, Graf von Dietrichstein, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Moritz Hauptmann, Karl Friedrich Ludwig Hellwig, Bernhard Klein, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Robert Kahn, Elise Müller, Karl Friedrich Rungenhagen, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Johann Xaver Sterkel, Jos. Abendheim, Otto Scherzer, Paul Gerhard Natorp.

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) (Harald Krebs) , title 1: "Premature Spring", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Early spring", copyright ©
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , title 1: "Πρώιμη άνοιξη", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Premature Spring

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Days of ecstasy,
Come you so early?
Does the sun present me
With hill and forest?
The brooks flow
More generously now.
Is it the meadows?
Is it the valley?

Under the blossoming
Wealth of greenery,
The little bees sip,
Buzzing, on nectar.
Colorful plumage
Rustles in the grove,
Heavenly songs
Ring out!

Soon a breath of air
Stirs more powerfully,
Yet it is immediately
Lost in the shrubs.
But it returns
To [my] bosom;
Muses, help [me]
Bear the happiness!

A soft stirring
Trembles in the air,
Delightful commotion,
Soporific scent.
Tell me what happened
To me since yesterday.
Sweet sisters,
My beloved has arrived!


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Based on
Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Frühzeitiger Frühling" DUT ENG FRE FRL GRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Josef Abendheim, Johann Andreas Anschütz, August Bergt, Moritz, Graf von Dietrichstein, Adolph Martin Foerster, Moritz Hauptmann, Karl Friedrich Ludwig Hellwig, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Robert Kahn, Bernhard Klein, Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Elise Müller, Paul Gerhard Natorp, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Karl Friedrich Rungenhagen, Otto Scherzer, Johann Xaver Sterkel, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Leopold Carl Wolf, Karl Friedrich Zelter. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2006-11-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:19
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