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Das Fräulein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Hier unten steht ein Ritter
Im hellen Mondenstrahl,
[Es tönet seine Zitter
Von treuer Liebe]1 Qual:
 
»Lüfte spannt die blauen Schwingen
Sanft für meine Botschaft aus,
Rufet sie mit leisem Klingen
An dieß [Fensterchen]2 heraus.
 
Sagt ihr, daß im Blätterdache
Seufz' ein [wohlbekannter]3 Laut,
Sagt ihr, daß noch einer wache
Und die Nacht sey kühl und traut,
 
Sagt ihr wie des Mondes Welle
Sich an ihrem Fenster bricht,
Sagt ihr wie der Wald die Quelle,
Heimlich und von Liebe spricht!

[Laß ihn leuchten durch die Bäume
Deines Bildes süßen Schein
Das sich hold in meine Träume
Und mein Wachen webet ein.]4«
 
Doch drang die zarte Weise
Wohl nicht zu [ihrem]5 Ohr,
Der Sänger schwang sich leise
Zum Fensterlein empor.
 
Und oben zog der Ritter
Ein Kränzchen aus der Brust,
Das band er fest am Gitter
Und seufzte: »Blüht in Lust!
 
Und fragt sie wer euch brachte,
Dann Blumen thut ihr kund:« -
Ein Stimmchen unten lachte:
»Dein Ritter Liebemund!«


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE GRE ITA

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Confirmed with Dichtungen vom Freyherrn Franz von Schlechta. Erster Band. Wien, 1824. Im v. Hirschfeld'schen Verlage, pages 10-11.

Note: Schlechta's poem is the second of a pair of romances Liebeslauschen. Zwey Romanzen, the other being Der Ritter. A footnote (Zu Gemählden von Schnorr) explains that both poems were inspired by paintings of Ludwig Ferdinand Schnorr von Carolsfeld.

Note: This is the revised version of Schlechta's Des Fräuleins Liebeslauschen, published in 1820/21 and set by Schubert. When Schubert's song was published by Diabelli in 1832, Schlechta entered further text changes into Schubert's autograph, which was used as the engraver's copy. Here he kept the original fifth stanza which he had deleted in his 1824 edition. Schubert's song with the 1832 text has been further publicised by Friedlaender in Peters edition and by Mandyczewski in Alte Gesamtausgabe, but is not what Schubert wrote into his manuscript. Schlechta finally created a further, substantially changed version, which was published posthumously in his Ephemeren.

1 Schlechta (Schubert edition 1832): "Und singt zu seiner Zither / Ein Lied von süßer"
2 Schlechta (Schubert edition 1832): "Fensterlein"
3 Schlechta (Schubert edition 1832): "wohl bekannter"
4 This stanza is omitted in Schlechta's 1824 edition, but is preserved in Schlechta (Schubert edition 1832).
5 Schlechta (Schubert edition 1832): "Liebchens"

Submitted by Richard Morris and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Authorship

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

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Set in a modified version by Franz Peter Schubert.

Another version of this text exists in the database.

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Liefdes luistervink", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The Maiden", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Simone Pauchon) , "A l'écoute de l'amour", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , "Κρυφάκουσμα αγάπης", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Qualcuno ascolta il canto d'amore", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Qualcuno ascolta il canto d'amore

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

Quaggiù sta un cavaliere,
nel chiaro raggio della luna
e canta sulla sua cetra
una canzone dolce e struggente:

"Aure, spiegate le ali azzurre
soavemente per portare il mio messaggio,
chiamatela con suono sommesso
fuori da questa finestrella.

Ditele che sotto le fronde
sospira un liuto che lei ben conosce,
ditele che qualcuno ancora veglia,
e la notte è fresca e amorosa. 

Ditele come l'inda della luna 
s'infrange alla sua finestra,
ditele come il bosco, la fonte
parlano segretamente - d'amore!1

Ma non giunse il dolce canto
all'orecchio dell'amata,
e il cantore saltò silenzioso
su alla finestrella.

Lassù il cavaliere tirò fuori
una coroncina dal petto;
la legò stretta all'inferriata
e sospirò: "Fiorite con gioia!

E se lei domanda chi vi ha portati,
allora, fiori, diteglielo."
Una vocina giù rideva:
"Il tuo cavaliere Boccadamore".


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1 Schubert adds a stanza. The translation is:

Lascia splendere attraverso gli alberi
la dolce luce del tuo volto,
che soavemente nei miei sogni
e nella mia veglia si intrecci."

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2007 by Amelia Maria Imbarrato, (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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