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Ach wer bringt die schönen Tage

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ach wer bringt die schönen Tage,
Jene Tage der ersten Liebe,
Ach wer bringt nur eine Stunde
Jener holden Zeit zurück!

Einsam nähr' ich meine Wunde
Und mit stets erneuter Klage
Traur' ich [um's verlorne]1 Glück.

Ach, wer bringt die schönen Tage,
[Jene holde Zeit zurück!]2


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

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A. Berg sets stanzas 1-2

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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke, Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand, Erster Band, Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cottaschen Buchhandlung, 1827, page 63; and with Goethe's Schriften. Achter Band. Leipzig, bey Georg Joachim Göschen, 1789, page 113.

First written 1785 by Goethe for his fragmentary Singspiel "Die ungleichen Hausgenossen" (Arie der Baronesse, Act II), with different stanzas 2 and 3.

1 Nägeli: "um verlornes"
2 Schubert: "Wer jene holde Zeit zurück!"; Medtner, Zelter: "Wer bringt die holde, süße, liebe Zeit zurück?"

Submitted by Richard Morris and Sharon Krebs and Peter Rastl

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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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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Eerste verlies", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "First loss", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Premier manque", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Ah, chi mi riporterà i giorni belli", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "Det første tap", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Ah, chi mi riporterà i giorni belli

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

Ah, chi mi riporterà i giorni belli,
quelli del primo amore,
chi mi riporterà almeno un'ora
di quel tempo tanto felice?
 
Nutro la mia ferita in solitudine,
e con rinnovato lamento
piango la felicità perduta.
 
Ah, chi mi riporterà i giorni belli,
quelli di quel tempo felice!


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Erster Verlust", first published 1789 CAT DUT ENG FRE NOR RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Jos. Abendheim, Johann Andreas Anschütz, Heinrich Bellermann, Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Andreas Peter Berggreen, Michael Brough, Karl Collan, Berthold Damcke, Moritz, Graf von Dietrichstein, Otto Dorn, Otto Dresel, Carl Evers, Pierre-Octave Ferroud, Gottfried Wilhelm Fink, Cor de Groot, Friedrich Wilhelm Grund, Moritz Hauptmann, Karl Friedrich Ludwig Hellwig, Carl Gottlieb Hering, Carl August Heymann-Rheineck, Theodor Fürchtegott Kirchner, Armin Knab, Aloys Kothe, Carl Krill, Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Hans Georg Nägeli, Friedrich August Naubert, Moses Pergament, Albert Quinche, Eduard Rappoldi, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Ethel Florence Lindesay Robertson, as Henry Handel Richardson, Ernst Rudorff, Othmar Schoeck, Franz Peter Schubert, Johann Xaver Sterkel, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Wendelin Weißheimer, Justus Hermann Wetzel, Hugo Wolf, Franz Wüllner, Karl Friedrich Zelter. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2008-07-23.
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