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Sah dem edlen Bildnis in des Auges

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sah dem edlen Bildnis in des Auges
Allzusüßen Wunderschein,
Büßte so des eigenen Auges heitern
Schimmer ein.

Herr mein Gott, was hast du doch gebildet
Uns zu Jammer und zu Qual
Solche dunkle Sterne mit so lichtem 
Zauberstrahl!

Mich geblendet hat für alle Wonnen
Dieser Erde jene Pracht;
All umher, wo meine Blicke forschen,
Ist es Nacht.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Authorship


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

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Magyarisch", op. 46 (Vier Gesänge für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte) no. 2 (1868), published 1868, first performed 1869 [voice and piano], Berlin, Simrock [
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  • by Max Kretschmar , "Sah dem edlen Bildnis in des Auges allzusüssen Wunderschein", op. 20 (Vier Lieder aus dem Persischen von Daumer, Hafis und Stieglitz für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 1, published 1898 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel [
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    ]

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Hungarian", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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À voir à ce portrait un regard

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

À voir à ce portrait un regard
À l'éclat trop doux et merveilleux,
J'ai perdu la lumière sereine
De mes propres yeux.

Seigneur, mon Dieu, pourquoi as-tu fait
Pour nous apporter chagrins et tourments,
Un telle  étoile sombre, aux rayons
Si légers et magiques !

J'ai été ébloui par tous les bonheurs
De cette merveille sur terre ;
Partout où se pose mon regard
C'est la nuit.


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Text added to the website: 2012-08-20.
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