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Goldner Schein

Language: German (Deutsch)

  Goldner Schein
  Deckt den Hain,
Mild beleuchtet Zauberschimmer
Der umbüschten Waldburg Trümmer.

  Still und hehr
  Stralt das Meer;
Heimwärts gleiten, sanft wie Schwäne,
Fern am Eiland Fischerkähne.

  Blinkt am Strand;
Röther schweben hier, dort blässer,
Wolkenbilder im Gewässer.

  Rauschend kränzt
Wankend Ried des Vorlands Hügel,
Wildumschwärmt vom Seegeflügel.

  Im Gebüsch
Winkt, mit Gärtchen, Laub' und Quelle,
Die bemooste Klausnerzelle.

  [Pappeln wehn
  Auf den Höhn,
Eichen glühn am Felsenstrome
Dichtverschränkt zum Schattendome.

  Tanzt auf Moos
Gnom und Elfe, dort wo Rüstern
Am Druidenaltar flüstern.]1

  Auf der Fluth
  Stirbt die Gluth;
Schon [erblaßt]2 der Abendschimmer
An der hohen Waldburg Trümmer.

  Deckt den Hain;
Geisterlispel wehn im Thale
Um versunkne Heldenmale.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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F. Schubert sets stanza 1

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Confirmed with Friedrich Matthisson's auserlesene Gedichte, herausgegeben von Joh. Heinr. Füssli, Zürich, bey Orell, Gessner, Füssli und Compagnie, 1791, pages 91-92; and with Gedichte von Friedrich von Matthisson. Erster Theil. Tübingen, bei Cotta, 1811, pages 191-193.

1 These two stanzas are missing in the Zürich editions 1792-1815; they are replaced in the Tübingen 1811 and the Zürich 1821/25 editions by
  Pappeln wehn
  Auf den Höhn,
Eichen glühn, zum Schattendome
Dicht verschränkt, am Felsenstrome.

  Webt im Thau
Elfenreigen, dort wo Rüstern
Am Druidenaltar flüstern.

2 Matthisson (Tübingen 1811 and Zürich 1821/25 editions): "verblaßt"

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Licht van goud", copyright © 2011, (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) (Pierre Mathé) , "Paysage du soir", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-10-10 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-03-18 12:44:30

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Paysage du soir

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

  Une lumière dorée
  Recouvre le bois ;
Une lueur enchantée éclaire légèrement
Dans les buissons les ruines du château de la forêt.

  Calme et sublime,
  La mer rayonne ;
Loin, au bord d'une île, paisibles comme des cygnes,
Des barques de pêcheurs glissent vers le port.

  Du sable d'argent
  Poudroie sur la plage ;
Plus rouges ici, plus pâles là,
Les images des nuages flottent sur les eaux.

  Couronne magnifique,
  Baignés d'or
Les roseaux se balancent sur le promontoire du cap
Entouré d'un vol d'oiseaux de mer farouches.

  Dans les buissons
Le refuge moussu d'un ermite
Se présente avec petit jardin, ombrage et fontaine.

  Sur le fleuve
  Meurt l'embrasement
Déjà pâlissent les reflets du soir
Sur les hautes ruines du château de la forêt.

  La lumière de la pleine lune
  Recouvre le bois ;
Dans le vallon passent des chuchotements d'esprits
Autour des statues de héros détruites.

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