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Ich stand in dunkeln Träumen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich stand in [dunkeln]1 Träumen
Und [starrte]2 ihr Bildniß an,
Und das geliebte Antlitz
Heimlich zu leben begann.
 
Um ihre Lippen zog sich
Ein Lächeln wunderbar,
Und wie von Wehmuthsthränen
Erglänzte [ihr]3 Augenpaar.
 
Auch meine Thränen flossen
Mir von den Wangen herab - 
Und ach, ich [kann es]4 nicht glauben,
Daß ich Dich verloren hab'!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FIN FIN FRE FRE ITA KOR NOR RUS RUS SPA

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Confirmed with Buch der Lieder von H. Heine. Hamburg bei Hoffmann und Campe. 1827, page 201; and with Reisebilder von H. Heine. Erster Theil. Hamburg, bey Hoffmann und Campe. 1826, page 27.

1 sometimes given as "dunklen"
2 Beach, Grieg, Schubert: "starrt'"
3 Hinrichs "das"
4 Grieg, Hinrichs, Schumann: "kann's"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] 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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Estava immers en obscures vagueries", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright © 1996
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Hänen kuvansa", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Dans des rêves sombres", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "J'étais plongé en de sombres rêveries", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Immagine di lei", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "그녀 모습", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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I stood in dreams of darkness

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I stood in dreams of darkness, 
And gazed at the likeness of her;
And that beloved vision
Gently began to stir;

Over her lips came creeping
A wonderful magic smile,
And as in sorrow breaking
Her eyes wept all the while.

And my tears too were flowing,
So that I could not see;
And oh! I cannot believe it,
That you are lost to me!


Submitted by Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, written 1823-24, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Die Heimkehr, no. 23, first published 1826 CAT DUT FIN FIN FRE FRE GER ITA KOR NOR RUS RUS SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Károly Aggházy, Akhilles Nikolayevich Alferaki, Friedrich Angermann, Fritz Arlberg, Laura Valborg Aulin, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, C. Becker, Rafael Behn, R. Benyovszky, Wilhelm Reinhard Berger, L. Bibl, Sigizmund Mikhailovich Blumenfel'd, Heinrich Böie, János Bókay, Leon Carolus Bouman, Gustav Brah-Müller, Ingeborg Bronsart von Schellendorf, Theodor Bungard-Wasem, Karl Collan, G. A. Demidov, Otto Johann Anton Dütsch, Johann Wolfgang von Ehrenstein, Ludwig von Erlanger, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Carl Theodor Flodin, Adolph Martin Foerster, Rudolf Gernlein, Georg Geyger, Rich. Grelling, Edvard Grieg, F. Griessheim , Ferdinand Gumbert, F. B. Hamma, Ludwig Hartmann, Carl Hauer, J. Heinemann, Arthur Heinrich, Alfred Heller, Marie Hinrichs, Joseph Huber, Friedrich Wilhelm Jähns, Georg Joseph Japha, Armas Järnefelt, Gustav Jensen, Helene Kempner, Wilhelm Kienzl, Thomas Hague Kinsey, Henning Karl Adam von Koss, Carl Kossmaly, Heinz Kratochwil, Franz Krežma, Franz Paul Lachner, Julius Lammers, J. Leavitt, Leopold Lenz, W. J. Otto Lessmann, Mary Murray Lindner, Ernst Löwenberg, Johann Jakob Mendel, Johann Heinrich Conrad Molck, S. Morosov, Heinrich Neal, Victor Ernst Nessler, Ernst Otto Nodnagel, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Hermann Theobald Petschke, R. A. Pfennig, Carl Piutti, F. L. von Plessen, Gottfried Preyer, Heinrich Proch, Rudolf Radecke, Carl Alexander Raida, Martin Roeder, Jakob Rosenhain, Arthur Rosenstein, G. Scheller, Gustav Schmidt, Franz Peter Schubert, Edwin Schultz, Clara Schumann, née Wieck, Emil Sjögren, Frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, Arthur Smolian, Julius Salomon Sulzer, Wilhelm Taubert, Manfred Trojahn, L. Trost, Marie Vanden Heuvel, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Henri Viotta, Charles Voss, Bernard Wagenaar, Johannes Wendel, Alexander Winterberger, Gotthard Wöhler, Hugo Wolf, Gerhard Wuensch. 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)


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