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Dämmern Wolken über Nacht und Thal

Language: German (Deutsch)

Dämmern Wolken über Nacht und Thal,
Nebel schweben. Wasser rauschen sacht.
Nun entschleiert sich's mit einem Mal:
O gieb acht! gieb acht!

Weites Wunderland ist aufgethan,
Silbern ragen Berge traumhaft gross,
Stille Pfade silberlicht thalan
Aus verborg'nem Schoss.

Und die hehre Welt so traumhaft rein.
Stummer Buchenbaum am Wege steht
Schattenschwarz -- ein Hauch vom fernen Hain
Einsam leise [geht] 1.

Und aus tiefen Grundes Düsterheit
Blinken Lichter auf in [stumme]2 Nacht.
Trinke Seele! trinke Einsamkeit!
O gieb acht! gieb acht!


Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA POR

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Confirmed with Carl Hauptmann Aus meinem Tagebuch, Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1900, page 213.

1 Berg: "weht"
2 Berg: "stummer

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Night", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Notte", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , title 1: "Noite", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Nit", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Nuit", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-12-06 22:21:39
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Notte

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

Le nuvole imbrunano la notte e la valle,
Sale la nebbia, scrosciano piano le acque.
Ed ecco che a un tratto tutto si svela:
Apri gli occhi! Apri gli occhi!
Un vasto paese di sogno si schiude;
Si ergono bianche montagne, alte e fantastiche,
silenziosi sentieri rischiarati da una luce d'argento
ascendono dal grembo segreto della vallata;
e il mondo è sublime, d'una purezza di sogno.
Lungo il cammino cresce un muto faggio
nero nell'ombra, un soffio dal bosco remoto
spira lieve e solitario.
E dall'oscurità della valle profonda
qualche luce scintilla nella notte silenziosa.
Dissetati, anima mia! Dissetati di solitudine!
Apri gli occhi!


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Text added to the website: 2010-03-24 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:37
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