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Es fiel ein Reif in der Frühlingsnacht

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

Es fiel ein Reif in der Frühlingsnacht,    
Es fiel auf die [zarten]1 Blaublümelein:
Sie sind verwelket, [verdorrt]2.

Ein Jüngling hatte ein Mädchen lieb;   
Sie flohen heimlich [von]3 Hause fort,
Es [wußt']4 weder Vater noch Mutter.

Sie sind gewandert hin und her,
Sie haben gehabt weder Glück noch Stern,
Sie sind [verdorben, gestorben]5.


Translation(s): CZE DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE IRI ITA ITA JPN RUS SWE

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Author's note: Dieses ist ein wirkliches Volkslied, welches ich am Rheine gehört --Heine (Translation: This is a real folksong that I heard on the Rhein)

1 Mendelssohn: "bunten"
2 Hermann, Mendelssohn, Rubinstein, Schumann: "verdorret"
3 Rubinstein: "vom"
4 Hermann: "wusst's"
5 Mendelssohn, C. Schumann: words reversed.

Submitted by Emily Ezust

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , "Blaublümelein", collected by Arnim and Brentano SWE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Franz Magnus Böhme, Rubin Goldmark, Armin Knab, Robert Konta, Wilhelm Petersen, Joseph Rheinberger, Johan August Söderman. Go to the text.

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), original text from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , title 1: "Blaublümelein", collected by Arnim and Brentano SWE by Johan August Söderman, Armin Knab, Robert Konta, Wilhelm Petersen, Joseph Rheinberger, Rubin Goldmark, Wilhelm Petersen, Franz Magnus Böhme.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Léon Valade (1854 - 1884) , no title, from Nocturnes, in Tragédie, no. 2, published 1880 DUT IRI ENG ITA GER CZE JPN RUS ENG SWE by Claude Achille Debussy.
  • Also set in Czech (Čeština), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT IRI ENG ITA FRE GER JPN RUS ENG SWE by Bohuslav Martinů.
  • Also set in Japanese (日本語), a translation by Chuya Nakahara (1907 - 1937) DUT IRI ENG ITA FRE GER CZE RUS ENG SWE by Tsuguji Murai.
  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT IRI ENG ITA FRE GER CZE JPN RUS ENG by Johan August Söderman.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT IRI ENG ITA FRE GER CZE JPN ENG SWE by A. Vessel.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Henry Grafton Chapman (1860 - 1913) DUT IRI ITA FRE GER CZE JPN RUS SWE by Willem Willeke.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), [adaptation] by Oskar Ulmer.
  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist GER by Johan August Söderman.

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

  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , title 1: "There fell a frost on a night of Spring", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (August Matthijs)
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Discese la brina...", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Canzone popolare", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache)
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Er viel eens rijp in de lentenacht", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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There came a frost in the cool Spring...

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

There came a frost in the cool Spring night,
It fell on the sweet forgetmenots blue,
And they are faded and withered.

A youth once loved a maiden fair,
They fled together from home afar,
And told neither father nor mother.

They wandered her and they wandered there,
Nor luck nor joy found they anywhere;
Now have they perished in sadness.


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From a Rubinstein score.

Submitted by Harry Joelson

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Neue Gedichte, in Verschiedene, in Tragödie, no. 2 [an adaptation] DUT DUT FRE FRE GER GER IRI ITA ITA CZE JPN RUS SWE SWE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Agathe Ursula Backer-Grøndahl, Carl Banck, Heinrich Bellermann, Johann Hermann Berens, Heinrich Böie, Wilhelm Brauer, Reiner Bredemeyer, August Bungert, Ferruccio Busoni, G. A. Demidov, Felix Dreyschock, Gustav Eggers, Johann Wolfgang von Ehrenstein, Karl Heinrich Alfred Ehrlich, R. Fr. Engel, Gisbert Enzian, Richard Farber, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Gustav Flügel, Don Forsythe, Felix Gotthelf, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Albert Hartl, Hans Hermann, Julius Hey, Ferdinand von Hiller, Richard Hol, Otto R. Hübner, Ferdinand Hummel, Martin Jacobi, Peter Janssens, Louis Edgar Johns, Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg, Bruno Oscar Klein, Carl Krill, Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, O. H. Lange, Johann Lewalter, Ernst Löwenberg, Gustav Mahler, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Julius Möllendorf, Tsuguji Murai, Carl Ernst Daniel Nicolai, Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, Aleksandr Alekseyevich Olenin, Thorvald Otterström, Josef Overath, Rudolf Philipp, Guido Ranach, Ture Rangström, Karl Rankl, Franz Ries, Eduard Rohde, Alfred Rose, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Louis Samson, Julius Schäffer, Ernst Schauss, Heinrich Schulz-Beuthen, Clara Schumann, Robert Alexander Schumann, Friedrich Siebmann, Johan August Söderman, Ernst Sperling, as Ernst Streben, Max Spicker, Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir, Julius Steenberg, Joseph Suder, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Friedrich Hieronymus Truhn, Usatov, Frank Valentin Van der Stucken, Max Wilhelm Karl Vogrich, Bruno Walter, Severin Warteresiewicz, Willem Willeke, Alexander Winterberger, Ernest Young. Go to the text.

Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , "Blaublümelein", collected by Arnim and Brentano SWE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Franz Magnus Böhme, Rubin Goldmark, Armin Knab, Robert Konta, Wilhelm Petersen, Joseph Rheinberger, Johan August Söderman. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2011-06-26.
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