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Wie des Mondes Abbild zittert

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie des Mondes Abbild zittert
in den wilden Meereswogen,
und er selber still und sicher
wandelt an dem Himmelsbogen:

Also wandelst du, Geliebte,
still und sicher, und es zittert
nur dein Abbild mir im Herzen,
weil mein eignes Herz erschüttert.


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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 English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ; composed by Homer Newton Bartlett.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ; composed by Nicolae Bretan.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Eugene Field (1850 - 1895) , "A Heine love song" FRE ; composed by Graziella Ridgway Robertson.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ; composed by Frank E. Sawyer.
  • Also set in Romanian (Română), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Nicolae Bretan.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Boris Sergeyevich Maizel'.

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Just as the moon's reflection trembles", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Comme le reflet de la lune tremble", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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Comme le reflet de la lune tremble

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

Comme le reflet de la lune tremble
Sur les furieuses vagues de la mer,
Tandis qu'elle, calme et sûre,
Se promène sur la voute céleste.

Tu te promènes aussi, mon amour,
Calme et sûre, et c'est seulement
Ton reflet qui tremble dans mon cœur,
Pour bouleverser mon propre cœur.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Pierre Mathé, (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 Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Neue Gedichte, in Neuer Frühling, no. 23 ENG ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Homer Newton Bartlett, Max Joseph Beer, Nicolae Bretan, Hans Guido, Freiherr von Bülow, George Howard Clutsam, Berthold Damcke, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Robert Franz, W. Gollmick, Philip Herschkowitz, Arno Kleffel, Max Kowalski, Adolph Bernhard Marx, Emanuel Moór, Siegfried Ochs, August von Othegraven, Henri Wilhelm Petri, Martin Plüddemann, Sokolowsky, Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir, Mario Van Overeem, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2011-02-13 00:00:00.

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