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An die Musik

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du holde Kunst, in wie viel grauen Stunden,
Wo mich des Lebens wilder Kreis umstrickt,
Hast du mein Herz zu [warmer]1 Lieb entzunden,
Hast mich in eine beßre Welt entrückt.

Oft hat ein Seufzer, deiner Harf entflossen,
Ein süßer, heiliger Akkord von dir,
Den Himmel [beßrer Zeiten]2 mir erschlossen,
Du holde Kunst, ich danke dir dafür.


Translation(s): CAT CHI DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE HEB HEB HEB ITA ITA NOR POR SPA

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The poem has not been published in print. Schubert received Schober's text in manuscript form; this manuscript has not been preserved, but a later autograph (with some differences) is kept with the Vienna City Library.

1 Schober (autograph, Vienna City Library): "neuer"
2 Schober (autograph, Vienna City Library): "neuer Hoffnung"

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

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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) , "A la música", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Yen-Chiang Che) , "致音樂", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de muziek", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Walter Meyer) , "To Music", copyright © 1995, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "To (the art of) music", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "To Music", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Patricia O'Neill) , "To music", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Jonathan Krief) , "À la musique", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Ehud Shapiro) , "אל המוסיקה", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "אל המוסיקה", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) [singable] (Shula Keller) , "לכבוד המוסיקה", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Alla musica", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Alla musica", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Til musikken", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Nichola Viggiano) , "À musicá", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Danilo Serrano) , "A la musica", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Alla musica

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

Arte incantevole, in quante grigie ore,
quando il male di vivere mi prendeva d'assalto,
mi hai acceso l'animo con il tuo amore,
rapendomi in estasi verso un mondo più alto!
 
Spesso un sospiro della tua magica arpa
L'eco delicata di un accordo celeste
Mi ha schiuso il cielo di un tempo migliore
Arte incantevole, ti sono grato per questo!


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2007 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Text added to the website: 2007-11-08.
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