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Durch den Wald, im Mondenscheine

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Durch den Wald, im Mondenscheine]1,
Sah ich jüngst die Elfen [reuten]2;
Ihre Hörner hört' ich klingen,
Ihre [Glöckchen]3 hört' ich läuten.
 
Ihre weißen Rößlein trugen
[Güldnes]4 Hirschgeweih und flogen
Rasch dahin, wie wilde [Schwänenzüge]5
Kam es durch die Luft gezogen.
 
Lächelnd nickte mir die Kön'gin,
Lächelnd, im [Vorüberreuten]6.
Galt das meiner neuen Liebe,
Oder soll es Tod bedeuten?


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE HUN ITA

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Confirmed with "Deutschland. Zur Geschichte der Religion und Philosophie in Deutschland (1834)" in: Heinrich Heine’s sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden, herausgegeben von Otto F. Lachmann, Dritter Band, Leipzig: Druck und Verlag von Philipp Reclam jun., [no year], page 308

1 Mendelssohn, Hadley: "In dem Mondenschein im Wald"
2 Mendelssohn: "reiten"
3 Mendelssohn: "Glöcklein"
4 Mendelssohn: "Goldnes"
5 Mendelssohn: "Schwäne"
6 Mendelssohn: "Vorüberreiten"

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Marty Lucas) , "New love", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Nicola Sfredda) , "Nuovo amore (Nella foresta, al chiaro di luna)", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-04-30.
Last modified: 2016-05-18 19:32:33
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In the forest moonbeam‑brightened

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

In the forest moonbeam-brightened,
Late last night the elves were riding,
Horns and silver bells resounded
As their throng went past me gliding.

From the foreheads of their horses
Golden antlers were extending,
Swiftly, through the air, like swan-birds
They their rapid way were wending.

Graciously the elf queen beckoned,
On her palfrey backward leaning; --
Did she smile at my new passion,
Or was doom and death her meaning?


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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Neue Gedichte, in Neuer Frühling, no. 32 DUT FRE ITA HUN
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Jeannette Antonie Bürde, Carl Ludwig Fischer, Robert Franz, Henry Kimball Hadley, Paul Hassenstein, Ferdinand von Hiller, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Ödön von Mihalovich, Fritz Egon Pamer, Mario Van Overeem, Karl Weigl. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2012-12-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:40
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