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Nun ist es Herbst, die Blätter fallen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun ist es Herbst, die Blätter fallen,
  Den Wald durchbraust des Scheidens Weh;
Den Lenz und seine Nachtigallen
  [Versäumt']1 ich auf der wüsten See.

Der Himmel schien so mild, so helle,
  Verloren ging sein warmes Licht;
Es blühte nicht die Meereswelle,
  Die rohen Winde sangen nicht.

Und mir verging die Jugend traurig,
  Des Frühlings Wonne blieb versäumt;
Der Herbst durchweht mich trennungsschaurig,
  Mein Herz dem Tod entgegenträumt.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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1 Wolf: "Verträumt' "

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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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Walter A. Aue) , "Autumn", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Automne", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Now it is autumn. The leaves are falling

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Now it is autumn. The leaves are falling.
  Through the forest roars the pain of parting.
Spring and all its nightingales
  I [missed out on]1 upon the barren ocean.
 
The sky shone so mildly, so brightly.
  Its warm light was lost;
The ocean wave did not bloom,
  The raw winds did not sing.
 
And thus youth passed sadly for me,
  The joy of springtime remained untasted.
Autumn wafts through me with the shuddering of parting;
  My heart dreams its way toward death.


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Translated titles:
"Herbst" = "Autumn"
"Herbstlied" = "Autumn song"
"Herbstgefühl" = "Autumnal feeling"

1 Wolf: "dreamed away"

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850), "Herbst", written 1833, appears in Gedichte, in 1. Erstes Buch, in Herbst FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Heinrich Döring, Toni Edelmann, Carl Machts, Richard Metzdorff, Alberto Nepomuceno, George Posca, Robert Ruschke, J. Schaureck, Max Stange, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.

 

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