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An mein Klavier

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sanftes Klavier!
Welche Entzückungen [schaffest du]1 mir,
Sanftes Klavier!
Wenn sich die Schönen
Tändelnd verwöhnen,
Weih' ich mich dir,
Liebes Klavier!

Bin ich allein,
Hauch ich dir meine Empfindungen ein,
Himmlisch und rein.
Unschuld [und]2 Spiele,
Sprechen aus dir,
Trautes Klavier!

[Martert]3 die Seele der Spielerin nie,
Heiter ist sie.
Tanzende Docken,
Töne, wie Glocken,
Flössen in's Blut
[Rosichten]4 Muth.

Sing' ich dazu, 
Goldener Flügel! welch himmlische Ruh
Lispelst mir du!
Thränen der Freude
Netzen die Saite;
Silberner Klang
Trägt den Gesang.

Tugend, ach! dir,
Unschuld, dir weih' ich mein liebes Klavier!
Stimmet es mir!
Engel, ihr Hüter
Frommer Gemüther!
Jeder Ton sey
[Dem Himmel]5 treu!

[Rausche, o Ton,
Unter geflügelten Fingern davon!
Preise den Sohn,
Den mit Gesängen
Der Sphären, von Klängen
Der Harfen belebt,
Der Seraph erhebt.]6

Sanftes Klavier!
Welche Entzückungen [schaffest du]1 mir,
Goldnes Klavier!
Wenn mich im Leben
Sorgen umschweben,
Töne du mir,
Trautes Klavier!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA

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F. Schubert sets stanzas 1, 2, 4, 7

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Confirmed with Chr. Daniel Friedrich Schubarts Gedichte aus dem Kerker. Mit allerhöchst-gnädigst Kaiserl. Privilegio. Carlsruhe, bey Christian Gottlieb Schmieder 1785, pages 300-301; with Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubarts sämtliche Gedichte. Von ihm selbst herausgegeben. Zweiter Band. Stuttgart, in der Buchdruckerei der Herzoglichen Hohen Carlsschule, 1786, pages 211-213; and with Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart's Gedichte. Herausgegeben von seinem Sohne Ludwig Schubart. Zweiter Theil. Frankfurt am Main 1802, bey J. C. Hermann, pages 84-86.

Note: The poem's title An mein Klavier in the 1785 edition is changed to Serafina an ihr Klavier in the later editions.

1 Schubart (1786 and 1802 editions): "schaffst du in mir"
2 Schubart (1786 and 1802 editions): "im"
3 Schubart (1786 edition): "Dunkelt";(1802 edition): "Düstert"
4 Schubart (1802 edition): "Rosigen"
5 Schubart (1786 and 1802 editions): "Himmel dir"
6 omitted in Schubart's 1786 and 1802 editions

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Al meu piano", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan mijn klavier", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À mon piano", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Al mio pianoforte", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Lewis Grenville) , "A mi piano", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Al mio pianoforte

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

Mio dolce pianoforte,
quante delizie mi arrechi,
mio pianoforte dolce!
Mentre viziate bellezze
sprecano il loro tempo,
io mi dedico a te,
pianoforte amato!

Quando rimango solo
ti sussurro ogni mio pensiero,
puro e celestiale.
Mentre suono innocente,
di onesti sentimenti,
mi parla la tua voce,
mio fedele piano!

Quando canto con te,
prezioso strumento, celestiale
pace mi sussurri!
Lacrime di gioia
bagnano le tue corde!
Il tuo suono argentino
sostiene il canto.

Mio dolce pianoforte,
quante delizie mi arrechi,
pianoforte prezioso!
Quando nella mia vita
sono circondato da affanni,
tu canti per me,
pianoforte fedele!

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