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Wohin, o Helios? in Fluthen

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Wohin, o Helios? in]1 Fluthen
Will ich den Flammenleib versenken,
Gewiß im Innern, neue Gluthen
Der Erde [nach Bedarf]2 zu schenken.

Ich nehme [nichs, gewohnt]3 zu geben;
Und wie verschwenderisch mein Leben,
Umhüllt mein Scheiden goldne Pracht,
Ich scheide herrlich, naht die Nacht.

Wie [bleich]4 der Mond, wie matt die Sterne!
So lang ich kräftig mich bewege,
Erst wenn ich [ab die]5 Krone lege,
[Wird ihnen Muth und Glanz in ihrer Ferne.]6


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 175.

Note: Schubert received Mayrhofer's texts generally in handwriting; the printed edition of Mayrhofer's poems appeared much later and presents the texts usually in a revised version.

1 Schubert: "Wohin? o Helios! wohin? »In kühlen"
2 Schubert: "feuerreich"
3 Schubert: "nicht, ich pflege nur"
4 Schubert: "blaß"
5 Schubert: "auf die Berge meine"
6 Schubert: "Gewinnen sie an Mut und Kraft in weiter Ferne.«"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Enfonsament voluntari", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Vrijwillig óndergaan", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (T. P. (Peter) Perrin) , "Free fall", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chute volontaire", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Volontario inabissarsi", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Chute volontaire

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

Vers où, ô Hélios ? vers où ? Dans les flots frais,
Je veux plonger mon corps de flammes.
Intimement convaincu, avec de nouveaux brasiers
D'accorder à la terre mes richesses de feu.

Je ne prends pas, j'ai seulement pour fonction de donner ;
Et comme ma vie est prodigue,
Mon départ est entouré de splendeur dorée,
Je pars noblement, la nuit approche.

Comme la lune est pâle, comme les étoiles sont ternes !
Tant que je me meus vigoureusement ;
Seulement quand je poserai ma couronne sur les montagnes
Elles acquerront courage et force au loin.


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Text added to the website: 2012-06-19.
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