The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

Nacht ist wie ein stilles Meer

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nacht ist wie ein stilles Meer,
Lust und Leid und Liebesklagen
Kommen so verworren her
In dem linden Wellenschlagen.

Wünsche wie die Wolken sind,
Schiffen durch die [stillen]1 Räume,
Wer erkennt im lauen Wind,
Ob's Gedanken oder Träume? --

Schließ' ich nun auch Herz und Mund,
Die so gern den Sternen klagen,
Leise doch im Herzensgrund
Bleibt das linde Wellenschlagen.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

List of language codes

About the headline (FAQ)

View original text (without footnotes)
First published in Dichter und ihre Gesellen, 1833
1 Rheinberger: "leeren"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

Authorship


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Night is like a quiet sea", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La nuit", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "La notte è come un mare calmo", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "La nit", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
Line count: 12
Word count: 59

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

La notte è come un mare calmo

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

La notte è come un mare calmo,
gioie e dolori e lamenti d'amore
giungono come mescolati
al delicato sciacquio delle onde.
 
I desideri sono come le nuvole,
navigano attraverso [silenziosi]1 spazi,
chi può sapere se, nel tiepido vento,
sono pensieri o sogni soltanto?
 
Se anche ora tengo chiusi il cuore e la bocca,
che con le stelle amano confidarsi,
lieve però nel profondo del cuore
resta il delicato sciacquio delle onde.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission. If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. Once you have permission, you must give credit to the author and display the copyright symbol ©. Copyright infringement is a criminal offense under international law.

View original text (without footnotes)
1 for Rheinberger's "leeren" the Italian is "liberi"

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2008 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

    Contact:

    licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
    (licenses at lieder dot net)



Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Die Nachtblume", appears in Gedichte, in 4. Frühling und Liebe CAT DUT ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Bacon, Walter Braunfels, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Karl Horwitz, Egon Kornauth, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Paul Müller-Zürich, Josef Reiter, Joseph Rheinberger, Hugo Wolf, Josef Venantius von Wöss. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2009-01-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:02
Line count: 12
Word count: 71