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Du feuchter Frühlingsabend

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du feuchter Frühlingsabend,
Wie hab' ich dich so gern!
Der Himmel ist wolkenverhangen,
Nur hier und da ein Stern.

[Wie]1 leiser Liebesodem
Hauchet [so lau]2 die Luft,
Es steigt aus allen [Talen]3
Ein warmer [Veilchenduft]4.

Ich möcht' ein Lied ersinnen,
Das diesem Abend [gleich]5,
Und kann den Klang nicht finden,
So dunkel, mild und weich.


Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE RUS

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1 in some versions, Geibel has "Ein"
2 omitted by Végh
3 Viardot-García: "Tälern"
4 in some versions, Geibel has "Frühlingsduft"
5 Végh: "gleicht"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Jakob Kellner and Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship

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

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "You damp spring evening", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Jean-Pierre Granger) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "En avril", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Toi, soir humide du printemps

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

Toi, soir humide du printemps,
Que d'amour j'ai pour toi !
Les nuages recouvrent le ciel,
Seul une étoile ici et là.

Un souffle paisible de l'amour
Exhale aussi doux que la brise,
Et du fond de chaque vallée s'élève
Un tiède parfum de violette.

Je voudrais composer une mélodie
Semblable à cette soirée,
Mais je ne peux trouver un accord
Aussi sombre, doux et tendre.


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About the headline (FAQ)

Le soir << Title of Berg's Lied
En Avril << Title of Geibel's poem

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Jean-Pierre Granger, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884), "Im April", appears in Jugendgedichte, in 1. Erstes Buch, in Lübeck und Bonn CAT ENG RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Anton Bruckner, J. Ludwig Bruhns, Max Burger, Rich. Eckhold, Otto Fiebach, Leo Grill, Carl August Heymann-Rheineck, Paul Hofmann, Adolf Jensen, Richard Kleinmichel, Emil Krause, Otto Ladendorff, Eduard Lassen, W. J. Otto Lessmann, Carl Lewy, George W. Marston, Max Reger, Ernst Rudorff, Julius Schäffer, Ferdinand Sieber, János Végh, as Johann Végh, Pauline Viardot-García, Moritz Weyermann, Marie Wieck. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2011-04-01.
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