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Aus alten Märchen winkt es

Language: German (Deutsch)

Aus alten Märchen winkt es
Hervor mit weißer Hand,
Da singt es und da klingt es
Von einem Zauberland;

Wo bunte Blumen blühen
Im gold'nen Abendlicht,
Und lieblich duftend glühen,
Mit bräutlichem Gesicht;

Und grüne Bäume singen
Uralte Melodei'n,
Die Lüfte heimlich klingen,
Und Vögel schmettern drein;

Und Nebelbilder steigen
Wohl aus der Erd' hervor,
Und tanzen luft'gen Reigen
Im wunderlichen Chor; 

Und blaue Funken brennen
An jedem Blatt und Reis,
Und rote Lichter rennen
Im irren, wirren Kreis;

Und laute Quellen brechen
Aus wildem Marmorstein.
Und seltsam in den Bächen
Strahlt fort der Widerschein. 

Ach, könnt' ich dorthin kommen,
Und dort mein Herz erfreu'n,
Und aller Qual entnommen,
Und frei und selig sein!

Ach! jenes Land der Wonne,
Das seh' ich oft im Traum,
Doch kommt die Morgensonne,
Zerfließt's wie eitel Schaum.


Translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE GRE HEB ITA SPA

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About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 148.

Note: this is the original version. Later editions had many changes.

Submitted by René Slot and Pierre Mathé

Authorship


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


This text (or a part of it) is used in a work

Set in a modified version by Edna Frida Pietsch.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "De vells contes em fa signes", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Uit vieze filmpjes weet je", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Uit oude sprookjes wenkt het", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "From old fairy tales beckons", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Από τα βάθη των παλιών θρύλων", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Dalle vecchie fiabe qualcosa mi chiama", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Desde los viejos cuentos", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Desde los viejos cuentos

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

Desde los viejos cuentos
hace adiós una blanca mano,
donde se canta y se toca
sobre un país encantado,

donde flores variopintas se abren
a la luz dorada del poniente,
y fulgen, perfumando dulcemente,
con rostro de novia;

y los árboles verdes cantan
melodías antiquísimas,
las brisas suenan en secreto
y los pájaros trinan;

y figuras de niebla
se elevan de la tierra,
y danzan airosas rondas
en extraño corro;

y chispas azules arden
en cada hoja y rama,
y luces rojas corren
en alocado y confuso círculo;

y sonoras fuentes brotan
de las canteras de mármol,
y en los arroyos
reluce un extraño reflejo.

¡Si pudiera ir allá
y regocijar mi corazón
y, quitado todo tormento,
ser libre y dichoso!

Ese país de las delicias
lo veo con frecuencia en sueños;
pero viene el sol de la mañana,
y desaparece como vana espuma.


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Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Spanish (Español) copyright © 2007 by Wilson Hidalgo, (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 Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 43 CAT DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE GRE HEB ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Detlef Cordes, Leopold Damrosch, Hans Fleischer, Don Forsythe, Christian Friedrich Grimmer, Friedrich Hinrichs, Rued Langgaard, Louis Lavater, Franz Anton Leu, Th. Luther-Schneider, Ladislao de Makray, C. Menesdorfer, Thomas Nyàry, R. A. Pfennig, August Wilhelm Julius Rietz, Hans Schläger, Robert Alexander Schumann, Frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, Oscar Strasnoy, Franz von Suppé, Marcel Tyberg, Max Wilhelm Karl Vogrich. Go to the text.

 

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