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Weit in nebelgrauer Ferne

Language: German (Deutsch)

Weit in nebelgrauer Ferne
Liegt mir das vergang'ne Glück,
Nur an Einem schönen Sterne
[Weilt]1 mit Liebe noch [der]2 Blick,
Aber [wie]3 des Sternes Pracht
Ist es nur [ein]4 Schein der Nacht.

Deckte dir der lange Schlummer,
Dir der Tod die Augen zu,
Dich besäße doch mein Kummer,
Meinem Herzen lebtest du.
Aber ach! du lebst im Licht,
Meiner Liebe lebst du nicht.

Kann der Liebe süß Verlangen,
Emma, kann's [vergänglich]5 seyn?
Was dahin ist und vergangen,
Emma, kann's die Liebe seyn?
[Ihrer Flamme Himmelsglut,
Stirbt sie, wie ein irdisch Gut?]6


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Friederich Schiller, Erster Theil, Leipzig, 1800, bey Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, page 300, and with Musen-Almanach für das Jahr 1798, herausgegeben von Schiller. Tübingen, in der J.G.Cottaischen Buchhandlung, pages 115-116.

1 Reinthaler: "Hängt"
2 Krufft: "mein"
3 Reinthaler: "ach"
4 Reinthaler: "wie"
5 Reinthaler: "die Liebe"
6 First edition (Schiller's Musen-Almanach), and Krufft: "Ob der Liebe Lust auch flieht,/ Ihre Pein doch nie verglüht."

Submitted by Emily Ezust and Peter Rastl

Authorship

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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "To Emma", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Ad Emma", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Aan Emma", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "À Emma", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2017-05-05 12:03:15
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Aan Emma

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

In een nevel, grijs en verre,
Ligt mijn lang vergaan geluk,
Slechts bij één der mooie sterren
Talmt met liefde nog mijn blik.
Maar net als die sterrenpracht
Is 't slechts schijnsel in de nacht.
 
Was de lange slaap je deken,
Was je door de dood bezocht ,
Mijn verdriet stond in jouw teken,
Voor mijn hart bestond je nog.
Maar helaas! Jij leeft nog echt,
Hebt je liefde mij ontzegd.
 
Liefdes zoet verlangend pogen
Emma, kan 't vergank'lijk zijn?
Wat voorbij is en vervlogen,
Emma, kan dat liefde zijn?
Ook die vlam vol hemelgloed,
Sterft zij als een stoff'lijk goed?


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805), "An Emma", written 1796, first published 1797 CAT ENG FIN FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gottfried Grunewald, August Harder, Emil Kauffmann, Johann Christoph Kienlen, Yrjö Henrik Kilpinen, C. Klage, Nikolaus, Freiherr von Krufft, Antoni Henryk Radziwill, Fürst, Benedikt Randhartinger, Karl Martin Reinthaler, Franz Peter Schubert, Ferdinand Sieber, Johann Xaver Sterkel, Felix Paul Weingartner, August Heinrich von Weyrauch. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2007-12-06.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:32
Line count: 18
Word count: 101