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Wie der Mond sich leuchtend dränget

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie der Mond sich leuchtend dränget
Durch den dunkeln Wolkenflor,
Also taucht aus dunkeln Zeiten
Mir ein lichtes Bild hervor.

Saßen all auf dem Verdecke,
Fuhren stolz hinab den Rhein,
Und die sommergrünen Ufer
Glühn im Abendsonnenschein.

Sinnend saß ich zu den Füßen
Einer Dame, schön und hold;
In ihr liebes bleiches Antlitz
Spielt' das rote Sonnengold.

Lauten klangen, Buben sangen,
Wunderbare Fröhlichkeit!
Und der Himmel wurde blauer,
Und die Seele wurde weit.

Märchenhaft vorüberzogen
Berg und Burgen, Wald und Au; -
Und das alles sah ich glänzen
In dem Aug der schönen Frau.

Translation(s): CZE ENG FRE ITA

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in Czech (Čeština), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG FRE ITA ; composed by Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Comme l'éclat de la lune qui se glisse", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Giovanni Neri) , "Come la luna sbuca con il suo splendore", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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Comme l'éclat de la lune qui se glisse

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

Comme l'éclat de la lune qui se glisse
À travers la sombre floraison des nuages,
Des temps anciens émerge aussi en moi
Une lumineuse image.

Tous étaient assis sur le pont,
Voguant fièrement sur le Rhin,
Et dans l'été, les rives verdoyantes
S'illuminaient des lueurs du soleil couchant.

Songeur, j'étais assis aux pieds
D'une dame, belle et gracieuse ;
Sur son pâle et charmant visage
Jouait l'or rouge du soleil.

Des luths jouaient, des garçons chantaient,
Quelle merveilleuse gaîté !
Et le ciel vira au bleu,
Et l'âme s'élargit.

Comme dans un conte passaient
Montagnes et châteaux, forêts et prairies ;
Et tout cela, je le vis briller
Dans les yeux de la belle femme.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Die Heimkehr, no. 40, first published 1823-4 ENG ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Brahms, Carl Debrois van Bruyck , Hans Dütschke, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Christian Friedrich Grimmer, Eduard Franz Carl Hubert Hartenfels, Friedrich Hinrichs, C. E. Horn, Jindrich z Albestu Kaan, Wilhelm Killmayer, Friedrich August Naubert, Elimar, Herzog von Oldenburg, Ludwig Rottenberg, C. von Sidorovich, Korstiaan Stougie, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Gotthard Wöhler. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-04-01 00:00:00.

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