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Der Nachtwind hat in den Bäumen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Nachtwind hat in den Bäumen
Sein Rauschen eingestellt,
Die Vögel sitzen und träumen
Am Aste traut gesellt.

Die ferne schmächtige Quelle,
Weil alles andre ruht,
Läßt hörbar nun Welle auf Welle
Hinflüstern ihre Flut.

Und wenn die Nähe verklungen,
Dann kommen an die Reih
Die leisen Erinnerungen
Und weinen fern vorbei.

Daß alles vorübersterbe,
Ist alt und allbekannt;
Doch diese Wehmut, die herbe,
Hat niemand noch gebannt.

Translation(s): FIN FRE

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-07-20 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:48
Line count: 16
Word count: 68

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Le vent de la nuit a cessé

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

Le vent de la nuit a cessé
De bruire dans les arbres,
Les oiseaux sont posés et rêvent
Sur la branche, douillettement rassemblés.

Tandis que tout repose,
Au loin la source maigrelette
Fait maintenant entendre ses flots
Murmurant vagues après vagues.

Et quand tombent les bruits des environs,
Alors les doux souvenirs
Entrent dans la danse
Et passent au loin en pleurant.

On sait bien depuis longtemps
Que tout se termine dans la mort ;
Pourtant personne encore n'a exorcisé
Cette âpre mélancolie.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850), no title, appears in Gedichte, in 5. Fünftes Buch, in Vermischte Gedichte, in Waldlieder, no. 6 FIN
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Banck, Max Birn, Joseph Gänsbacher, Paul Geisler, Rubin Goldmark, Carl von Grote, Eugen Hildach, Yrjö Henrik Kilpinen, Richard Pohl, Hugo Riemann, Wilhelm Rosenberg, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Louis Samson. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2011-06-28 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:26
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Word count: 83