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Der Abend

Language: German (Deutsch)

Senke, strahlender Gott, die Fluren dürsten
Nach erquickendem Tau, der Mensch verschmachtet,
  Matter ziehen die Rosse,
    Senke den Wagen hinab!

Siehe, wer aus des Meers krystallner Woge
Lieblich lächelnd dir winkt! Erkennt dein Herz sie?
  Rascher fliegen die Rosse.
    Thetys, die göttliche, winkt.

Schnell vom Wagen herab in ihre Arme
Springt der Führer, den Zaum ergreift Kupido,
  Stille halten die Rosse,
    Trinken die kühlende Flut.

An dem Himmel herauf mit leisen Schritten
Kommt die duftende Nacht; ihr folgt die süße
  Liebe. Ruhet und liebet!
    Phöbus, der Liebende, ruht.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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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: "Evening", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le soir", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De avond", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2015-07-07 17:13:30
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Word count: 88

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Le soir

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

Plonge, Dieu rayonnant, les champs ont soif
De rosée rafraîchissante, l'homme dépérit,
Les chevaux tirent plus lentement,
Le char descend.

Regarde qui des vagues de cristal de la mer
Souriant aimablement te fait signe ! Est-ce que ton cœur la connaît ?
Les chevaux volent plus vite.
Thétis, la divine, fait signe.

Vite du char dans ses bras
Le conducteur bondit. Cupidon saisit les rênes.
Les chevaux s'arrêtent en silence,
Et boivent au flot frais.

Dans le ciel au-dessus, d'un pas léger,
Arrive la nuit odorante ; elle est suivie par le doux
Amour. Repos et amour.
Phébus, l'amoureux, se repose.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Guy Laffaille, (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.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805), "Der Abend", subtitle: "Nach einem Gemählde" DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Brahms, Robert Kahn, Nikolaus, Freiherr von Krufft, Lenhuk, Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, Paul Gerhard Natorp, Wilhelm Riem, Richard Georg Strauss. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2009-12-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:28
Line count: 16
Word count: 101