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Der Wind des Herbstes weht den feinen...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Sanskrit (संस्कृतम्)

Der Wind des Herbstes weht den feinen Duft
Von Lotosblumen durch die Nacht herbei.
Das Meer liegt hell und heiter wie Kristall,
Ganz wolkenlos spannt sich der Himmel aus
Und zeigt bei Nacht die leuchtenden Gestirne,
Und Mondlicht fließt hernieder, kühl und klar.

Translation(s): ENG ENG ITA

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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)

  • by Alexander Zemlinsky (1871 - 1942), "Der Wind des Herbstes", op. 27 (Twelve songs: for soprano and piano) no. 6 (1937/8), published c1978 [soprano and piano], Hillsdale, N.Y. : Mobart Music Publications,, also set in English [
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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "The wind of Autumn", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Vento d'autunno", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
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Word count: 43

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The wind of Autumn

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The wind of Autumn wafts the fine scent
of lotus flowers through the night.
The sea lies clear and serene like crystal,
the sky spreads out, unclouded,
and presents the radiant stars at night,
and moonlight streams down, cool and clear.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2008 by Bertram Kottmann, (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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Text added to the website: 2008-04-16.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:40
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Word count: 41