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Nachtviolen, Nachtviolen!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nachtviolen, Nachtviolen!
Dunkle Augen, seelenvolle, -
Selig ist es sich [vertiefen]1
In [das sammtne]2 Blau.

Grüne Blätter streben freudig
Euch zu hellen, euch zu schmücken;
Doch ihr [schauet]3 ernst und [ahnend]4
In die laue [Sommerluft]5.

[Ja, so fesselt ihr den Dichter:]6
Mit [erhabnen Wehmutsstrahlen]7
Trafet ihr [sein]8 treues Herz.

Und [so]9 blüht in stummen Nächten
Fort die heilige Verbindung.
[Unaussprechlich, unbegriffen,
Und die Welt [erreicht sie nicht]10.]6


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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 121; and with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Neue Sammlung. Aus dessen Nachlasse mit Biographie und Vorwort herausgegeben von Ernst Freih. v. Feuchtersleben. Wien, 1843. Verlag von Ignaz Klang, Buchhändler, page 214.

Note: Schubert received Mayrhofer's texts in handwriting; the manuscripts of his cycle Heliopolis, dedicated to Franz von Schober, are preserved in the Vienna City Library. The printed edition of Mayrhofer's poems appeared much later and presents the texts in a revised version. This poem (originally no. 4 of the cycle) is not part of the cycle in the printed edition of 1843. Here it is no. 1 of the cycle Nachtviolen.

1 Schubert: "versenken"
2 Schubert; and Mayrhofer's manuscript: "dem sammtnen"
3 Schubert; and Mayrhofer's manuscript: "blicket"
4 Schubert; and Mayrhofer's manuscript: "schweigend"
5 Schubert; and Mayrhofer's manuscript: "Frühlingsluft"
6 omitted by Schubert
7 Mayrhofer's manuscript: "erhabnem Wehmuthstrahle"; Schubert: "erhabnem Wehmuthsstrahle"
8 Schubert: "mein"
9 Schubert; and Mayrhofer's manuscript: "nun"
10 Mayrhofer's manuscript: "erbleicht und sinkt"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] 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) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Viole notturne, viole notturne!

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

Viole notturne, viole notturne!
Dagli occhi profondi, pieni d'espressione,
felicità è sprofondare
nel vostro blu di velluto.

Le foglie verdi con gioia si sforzano
di rischiararvi, di rendervi più belle;
Ma serio e silenzioso rimane il vostro sguardo
nell'aria tiepida della Primavera.

Con i raggi sublimi della malinconia
avete trafitto il mio cuore fedele,
e sboccia ora nelle notti silenziose
la nostra sacra unione.


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Note: this is a translation of Schubert's sung text.

Translation of title "Nachtviolen" = "Viole notturne"

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