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Wenn der Frühling auf die Berge steigt

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Azerbaijani (Azərbaycan dili)

Wenn der Frühling auf die Berge steigt
 Und im Sonnenstrahl der Schnee zerfließt,
Wenn das erste Grün am Baum sich zeigt,
 Und im Gras das erste Blümlein sprießt --
   Wenn vorbei im Thal
   Nun mit einem Mal
 Alle Regenzeit und Winterqual,
   Schallt es von den Höh'n
   Bis zum Thale weit:
   O, wie wunderschön
   Ist die Frühlingszeit!

Wenn am Gletscher heiß die Sonne leckt,
 Wenn die Quelle von den Bergen springt,
Alles rings mit jungem Grün sich deckt
 Und das Lustgetön der Wälder klingt--
   Lüfte lind und lau
   Würzt die grüne Au,
 Und der Himmel lacht so rein und blau,
   Schallt es von den Höh'n
   Bis zum Thale weit:
   O, wie wunderschön
   Ist die Frühlingszeit!

War's nicht auch zur jungen Frühlingszeit,
 Als Dein Herz sich meinem Herz erschloß?
Als von Dir, du wundersüße Maid,
 Ich den ersten langen Kuß genoß!
   Durch den Hain entlang,
   Heller Lustgesang,
 Und die Quelle von den Bergen sprang--
   Scholl es von den Höh'n
   Bis zum Thale weit:
   O, wie wunderschön
   Ist die Frühlingszeit!


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE ITA

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


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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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Natalie Macfarren) , "Flow'ry May"
  • FRE French (Français) [singable] (François Nicollin)
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Quando la primavera arriva sui monti", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-08T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:01:58
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When spring climbs up on the mountains

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

When spring climbs up on the mountains
 And the snow melts in the sunbeams,
When the first green shows itself on the trees,
 And in the grass the first little flower springs up,
   When in the valley
   Suddenly now
 All rainy time and winter misery is over,
   Then it rings out from the heights
   Down to the wide valley:
   Oh how wondrously beautiful
   Is springtime!

When the sun's heat melts the glaciers,
 When the water spring leaps from the mountains,
When everything around adorns itself with green
 And the joyful sounds of the forest ring out,
   When mild and warm breezes
   Become filled with the scents of the green meadow,
 And the heavens smile so pure and blue,
   Then it rings out from the heights
   Down to the wide valley:
   Oh how wondrously beautiful
   Is springtime!

And was it not also during early springtime
 That your heart revealed itself to my heart?
When, you wondrously sweet maiden,
 I revelled in the first long kiss from you?
   Throughout the grove
   Bright, joyful singing,
 And the water spring leapt from the mountains --
   Then it rang out from the heights
   Down to the wide valley:
   Oh how wondrously beautiful
   Is springtime!


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Translated titles:
"O, wie wunderschön ist die Frühlingszeit" = "Oh how wondrously beautiful is springtime"
"Die Frühlingszeit" and "Frühlingszeit" = "Springtime"
"Wenn der Frühling auf die Berge steigt = "When spring climbs up upon the mountains"
"Frühlingslied" = "Song of Spring"
"Frühling" = "Spring"
"O wie wunderschön" = "Oh how wondrously beautiful"
"O wie wunderschön ist die Frühlingszeit" = "Oh how wondrously beautiful is springtime"
"O wunderschöne Frühlingszeit" = "Oh beautiful springtime"
"Wunderschöne Frühlingszeit" = "Wondrously beautiful springtime"


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Martin von Bodenstedt (1819 - 1892), no title, appears in Die Lieder des Mirza-Schaffy, in Zuléikha, no. 14 FRE GER ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Franz Wilhelm Abt, Reinhold Becker, Johannes Beschnitt, Louis Brandt, Carl Brinkmann, Ingeborg Bronsart von Schellendorf, Émile von Brucken-Fock, Emil Büchner, August Bungert, Wilhelm Claussen, Leopold Damrosch, Ludwig Ebner, Henriette Fahrbach, Otto Fiebach, Max Fischer-Herrmann, Ernst Frank, Robert Franz, Wilhelm Gericke, Friedrich Gräbke, Ludwig Grünberger, Ferdinand Gumbert, Ferdinand von Hiller, Gustav Hoffmann, Dr., Hans Huber, Carl Hürse, Mosco Moses d'Israeli, Emil Kayser, Friedrich [Fritz] Kirchner, Eduard Lassen, Ernst Löwenberg, Franz Mair, Eusebius Mandyczewski, George W. Marston, Ottokar Mascha, Ladislaus Pachulski, Louis Rakemann, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Karl Martin Reinthaler, Ferdinand Ries, Heinrich Schnell, Robert Schwalm, Eduard, Freiherr von Seldeneck, Friedrich Wilhelm Stade, Wilhelm Taubert, Carl J. F. Umlauf, Wilhelm Moritz Vogel, Oscar Weil, H. Weimar, Franz Wüllner. Go to the text.

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