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Wälze dich hinweg, du wildes Feuer!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wälze dich hinweg, du wildes Feuer!
[Meine]1 Saiten hat ein Gott gekrönt,
Er, mit welchem jedes Ungeheuer,
Und vielleicht die Hölle sich versöhnt.

[Meine]1 Saiten stimmte seine Rechte:
Fürchterliche Schatten, flieht!
Und ihr winselnden Bewohner dieser Nächte,
Horchet auf mein Lied!

Von der Erde, wo die Sonne leuchtet,
Und der stille Mond;
Wo der Thau das junge Mooß befeuchtet,
Wo Gesang im grünen Felde wohnt;

Aus der Menschen süßem Vaterlande,
Wo der Himmel euch so frohe Blicke gab,
Ziehen mich die schönsten Bande,
Ziehet mich die Liebe selbst herab.

Meine Klage tönt in eure Klage:
Weit von hier geflohen ist das Glück;
Aber denkt an jene Tage,
Schaut in jene Welt zurück.

Wenn ihr da nur einen Leidenden umarmtet;
O so fühlt die Wollust noch einmal,
Und der Augenblick, in dem ihr euch erbarmtet,
Lindre diese lange Quaal.

O ich sehe Thränen fließen;
Durch die Finsternisse bricht
[Nun]2 ein Strahl von Hoffnung; ewig büßen
Lassen euch die guten Götter nicht!

Götter, die für euch die Erde schufen,
Werden, aus der tiefen Nacht,
Euch in selige Gefilde rufen,
Wo die Tugend unter Rosen lacht.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Sämtliche Werke, von Johann Georg Jacobi. Dritter Theil. Mit gnädigstem Privilegio. Halberstadt, bey Johann Heinrich Gros, Königl. Preuß. privilegierten Buchhändler. 1774, pages 262-263; with Musen-Almanach A. MDCCLXXI [1771] Göttingen, bey J. C. Dieterich, pages 163-165; and with Gedichte von Johann Georg Jacobi. Erster Theil. Wien, 1816. Bey Ch. Kaulfuß & C. Armbruster (Meisterwerke deutscher Dichter und Prosaisten. Sechzehntes Bändchen), pages 75-76.

1 Schubert, and Jacobi (1816 edition, line 2 only): "Diese"
2 omitted by Schubert

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) , "Orfeu", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Orpheus - Lied van Orpheus toen hij in de onderwereld afdaalde", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Orpheus", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Orphée", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Orfeo", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Orfeo

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

Rotola via, fuoco selvaggio! 
Queste corde, le ha incoronate un dio; 
egli può placare 
questi mostri e forse l'inferno. 

Queste corde le ha intonate la sua legge: 
ombre terribili, sparite! 
E voi, ululanti abitatori di queste notti, 
ascoltate il mio canto! 

Dalla terra, dove il sole 
e la serena luna splendono, 
dove la rugiada inumidisce il giovane muschio, 
dove il canto vvie nei verdi campi, 

dalla dolce patria degli uomini, 
dove il cielo vi diede lieti sguardi, 
mi conducono i più bei legami, 
mi conduce qui lo stesso amore. 

Il mio lamento risuona nel vostro lamento, 
lontano da voi è volata via la gioia; 
ma pensate a quei giorni, 
guardate indietro a quel mondo! 

Se solo abbraccerete un infelice, 
proverete di nuovo la voluttà, 
e l'istante in cui avrete pietà, 
allevierà questa lunga pena. 

Oh, vedo scorrere le lacrime! 
Attraverso la tenebra splende 
un raggio di speranza: gli dei pietosi 
non vi lasceranno soffrire in eterno. 

Gli dei, che hanno creato per voi la terra, 
vi chiameranno dalla notte profonda nei campi beati, 
dove la virtù 
ride sotto le rose.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2008 by Amelia Maria Imbarrato, (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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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Georg Jacobi (1740 - 1814), "Lied des Orpheus, als er in die Hölle gieng", first published 1771 CAT DUT ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Franz Peter Schubert. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2008-07-17.
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