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Es schienen so golden die Sterne

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es schienen so golden die Sterne,
am Fenster ich einsam stand
und hörte aus weiter Ferne
ein Posthorn im stillen Land.
Das Herz mir im Leib entbrennte,
da hab ich mir heimlich gedacht:
Ach, wer da mitreisen könnte
in der prächtigen Sommernacht!

Zwei junge Gesellen gingen
vorüber am Bergeshang,
ich hörte im Wandern sie singen
die stille Gegend entlang:
von schwindelnden Felsenschlüften
wo die Wälder rauschen so sacht,
von Quellen, die von den Klüften
sich stürzen in die Waldesnacht.

Sie sangen von Marmorbildern,
von Gärten, die überm Gestein
in dämmernden Lauben verwildern,
Palästen im Mondenschein,
wo die Mädchen am Fenster lauschen,
wann der Lauten Klang erwacht,
und die Brunnen verschlafen rauschen
in der prächtigen Sommernacht.


Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Yearning", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Nostalgie", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Nostalgia", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Nostalgie

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Les étoile brillaient comme de l'or
Je me tenais seul à la fenêtre
Et j'écoutais, venant du lointain,
Un cor de postillon dans le pays silencieux.
En mon sein mon cœur s'embrasait,
Alors en moi j'ai secrètement pensé :
Ah, qui pourrait m'accompagner
Dans cette splendide nuit d'été !

Deux jeunes compagnons passaient
Sur les pentes de la montagne,
J'entendais qu'ils chantaient en marchant
Le long des parages silencieux :
Les gouffres rocheux vertigineux
Où la forêt bruit si doucement,
Les sources, qui des failles
Se précipitent dans la nuit de la forêt.

Ils chantaient les statues de marbre,
Les jardins surplombant les rochers,
Aux sombres tonnelles à l'abandon
Les palais au clair de lune,
Où les jeunes filles écoutent,
Quand le son du luth les réveille,
Et le murmure endormi des fontaines
Dans la splendide nuit d'été.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Sehnsucht", appears in Gedichte, in 1. Wanderlieder ENG ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johann Carl Eschmann, Wilhelm Freudenberg, Fritz Kauffmann, Wilhelm Martens, C. A. Joh. Masberg, J.G. Pejacsevich, August Friedrich Wilhelm Reissmann, Othmar Schoeck, Emil Sulzbach, Richard Trunk, August Walter. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2009-01-28.
Last modified: 2014-09-10 17:56:53
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Word count: 138