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Antigone und Oedip

Language: German (Deutsch)

Antigone:
 Ihr hohen Himmlischen erhöret
 Der Tochter herzentströmtes [Flehn]1:
 Laßt einen kühlen Hauch des Trostes
 In [Oedips]2 große Seele wehn.

 Genüget, euren Zorn zu sühnen,
 Dieß junge Leben - nehmt es hin;
 Und [eurer Rache Strahl]3 vernichte
 Die tief betrübte Dulderin.

 Demüthig falte ich die Hände -
 Das Firmament bleibt glatt und rein,
 Und stille ist's, nur laue Lüfte
 Durchschauern noch den alten Hain.

 Was seufzt und stöhnt der bleiche Vater?
 Ich ahn's - ein furchtbares Gesicht
 Verscheucht von ihm den leichten Schlummer;
 Er springt vom Rasen auf - er spricht:

Oedip:
 Ich [träumte]4 einen schweren Traum.
 Schwang nicht den Zepter diese Rechte?
 Doch Hoheit lös'ten starke Mächte
 Dir auf, o Greis, in nicht'gen Schaum.

 Trank ich in schönen Tagen nicht
 In meiner großen Väter Halle,
 Beym Heldensang und Hörnerschalle,
 O Helios, dein golden Licht,

 Das ich nun nimmer schauen kann?
 Zerstörung ruft von allen Seiten:
 "Zum Tode sollst du dich bereiten;
 Dein irdisch Werk ist abgethan."


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, pages 163-164.

1 Schubert: "Flehen"
2 Schubert (first print 1821): "des Vaters"
3 Schubert: "euer Rachestrahl"
4 Schubert: "träume"

Submitted by Richard Morris 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) , "Antígona i Èdip", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Antigone en Oedipus", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Antigone and Oedipus", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Antigone et Œdipe", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Antigone ed Edipo", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Antigone ed Edipo

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

Antigone:
 Voi, Dei, che ascoltate dall'alto
 La supplica di un cuore filiale;
 Lasciate che un fresco conforto
 Soffi nell'anima grande di un padre.
 
 Che basti, la vostra ira a placare,
 questa giovane vita -- prendetela.
 Che il lampo vendicatore
 Questa vittima in angoscia distrugga. 
 
 Congiungo le mani umilmente,
 Resta il cielo sereno e luminoso,
 Tutto è in silenzio, solo miti brezze
 Fremendo attraversano l'antico bosco.
 
 Perché il mio pallido padre geme e sospira?
 Lo immagino -- una visione tremenda
 Scaccia il suo sonno leggero;
 Lui si solleva dal prato -- poi parla:
 
Edipo:
 Ho fatto un sogno opprimente.
 Non tenevo, lo scettro in mano?
 Ma i Superni, a me vecchio, il potere
 Hanno disciolto in schiuma vana.
 
 Non bevvi, in più felici giorni
 Nelle sale dei miei grandi antenati,
 fra canti di eroi e suono di corni,
 o Helios, i tuoi raggi dorati?
 
 Che ora non posso più vedere?
 Distruzione mi urla da ogni lato:
 "Devi prepararti a morire,
 il tuo compito terreno è finito."


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Text added to the website: 2009-02-03.
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