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Im wunderschönen Monat Mai

Language: German (Deutsch)

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai,
Als alle Knospen sprangen, 1 
Da ist in meinem Herzen
Die Liebe aufgegangen.

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai,
Als alle Vögel sangen, 2
Da hab' ich ihr gestanden
Mein Sehnen und Verlangen.


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R. de Leeuw sets stanza 1

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 112.

1. Lachner inserts here: "Geweckt von süssen Schmerzen, / Von Sehnsucht sanft umfangen,"
2. Lachner inserts here: "Die Blüten sich umwanden, / Die Zweige sich umschlangen,"

Submitted by René Slot and Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

This text (or a part of it) is used in a work

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "En el meravellós mes de maig", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Jan Rot) , "Hoe onwaarschijnlijk mooi is mei", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "In 't wonderschoone meigetij"
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "In mei, die wondermooie maand", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "In the wonderfully beautiful month of May", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Edgar Alfred Bowring) , appears in The Poems of Heine Complete, first published 1861
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "Month of May", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Suloisessa toukokuussa", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 1, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Στον υπέροχο μήνα του Μαγιού", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Nel meraviglioso mese di maggio", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Ariel E. Ramos) , "En el maravillosamente bello mes de mayo", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "En el mes de mayo, prodigiosamente bello", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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בחודש מאי היפהפה

Language: Hebrew (עברית) after the German (Deutsch)

בחודש מאי היפהפה, כשכל הניצנים הנצו, אז החלה בליבי האהבה לצמוח. בחודש מאי היפהפה, כשכל הציפורים שרו, אז התוודיתי בפניה על אהבתי וערגתי.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Hebrew (עברית) copyright © 2010 by Assaf Levitin and Michal Levitin, (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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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 1 CAT DUT DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FIN FRE FRE FRE GRE IRI ITA ITA SPA SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): August Ritter von Adelburg, Károly Aggházy, Th. Allekotte, Julius Alsleben, Constantin C. von Bach, Béla Bartók, Wilhelm Baumgartner, Rafael Behn, E. M. Benson, Nicolai Berendt, Gustav Bergmann, Alfred Blume, Moninia Luax Botsford, Wenzel Theodor Bradsky, Albert Bratfisch, Hans Bronsart, Moritz Brosig, Gerard Bunk, Maurice Georg Chemin-Petit, Hans Decker, Anton Deprosse, Friedrich Wilhelm Dietz, Felix von Dwelshauvers-Déry, Catharinus Elling, M. Ender, Otto Fiebach, Ernst Paul Flügel, Richard Flury, Don Forsythe, Robert Franz, H. Fuchs, Gerald M. Ginsburg, Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffmann, Ferdinand Gumbert, Hans Haeberlein, J. Ch. W. Hahn, Knut Håkanson, Ivar Hallström, William Gardiner Hammond, Ludwig Hartmann, Paul Hassenstein, Wilhelm Heinefetter, Richard Heinze, Heinrich Henkel, Henrik Hennings, Hedwig Hertz, Johann Heuchemer, Marie Hinrichs, K. Hofmann, J. A. Holtzmann, A. Honndorf, Oswald Horlacher, Heinrich Huber, Homer Corliss Humphrey, Peter Ivers, Peter Janssens, Wilhelm Killmayer, Friedrich [Fritz] Kirchner, Martin Klassert, Otto Adolf Klauwell, August Friedrich Martin Klughardt, Joh. Koffka, Henning Karl Adam von Koss, Franz Krežma, Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, Paul Kuczynski, Franz Paul Lachner, Adolf, Baron von Lauer, Henry J. Lautz, Louis Lavater, Reinbert de Leeuw, F. G. Liebing, Ernst Löwenberg, Franz Josef Löwenstamm, A. Luda, G. W. Mackrodt, Gustav Mahler, Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Gustav Adolf Merkel, Jan Wilhelm Morthenson, Henry Muldrow, Fredric Myrow, Karl Guido Nakonz, Emil Naumann, Victor Ernst Nessler, Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, Gary Noland, Paul Christian Georg Pabst, Chr. R. Petersen, Dávid Popper, Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, James P. Prior, J. Renaud, Hermann Julius Richter, James Hotchkiss Rogers, Jakob Rosenhain, Julius Schäffer, G. Scheller, Heinrich Schnell, Hermann Schreyer, Robert Schumann, Alwin Schutzer, Robert Schwalm, Hilarius Freiherr von Siegroth, Johan August Söderman, Leopold Sprowacker, Wilhelm Steifensand, Emil Steinkühler, Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammar, Oscar Strasnoy, Anton Urspruch, Frank Valentin Van der Stucken, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Arnold Wehner, Max Werner, Maude Valérie White, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, Theodor Winkelmann, A. Woeltge, Z. Ziegler. Go to the text.


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