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Frühlingskinder im bunten Gedränge

Language: German (Deutsch)

Frühlingskinder im bunten Gedränge,
Flatternde Blüten, duftende Hauche,
Schmachtende, jubelnde Liebesgesänge
Stürzen ans Herz mir aus jedem Strauche.

Frühlingskinder mein Herz umschwärmen,
Flüstern hinein mit schmeichelnden Worten,
Rufen hinein mit [trunkenem]1 Lärmen,
Rütteln an längst [verschlossenen]2 Pforten.

Frühlingskinder, mein Herz umringend,
[Was doch sucht ihr darin so dringend?]3
Hab' ich's verraten euch jüngst im Traume,
Schlummernd [unter dem]4 Blütenbaume?

Brachten euch Morgenwinde die Sage,
Daß ich im Herzen eingeschlossen
Euren lieblichen Spielgenossen,
Heimlich und selig ihr Bildnis trage?

Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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1 Strauss: "trunknem"
2 Strauss: "verschlossnen"
3 Marek: "was sucht ihr darin, was doch sucht ihr so dringend?"
4 Strauss: "unterm"

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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 (Emily Ezust) , "Spring's profusion", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Tourbillon printanier", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Profusione di primavera", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Spring's profusion

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Children of spring in colorful profusion,
fluttering blossoms, fragrant breezes,
yearning, jubilant songs of love -
they burst upon my heart from every bush.
Children of spring swarm around my heart,
whispering cajoling words,
calling with intoxicated shouts,
rattling gates long locked.
Children of spring, besetting my heart,
what do you still seek so urgently within?
Did I betray it to you recently in a dream
as I slumbered beneath a blossoming tree?
Or did the morning wind bring tidings to you
that, locked in my heart,
your lovely playmate's
image I bear secretly and blissfully?

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850), "Frühlingsgedränge", appears in Gedichte, in 1. Erstes Buch, in Frühling FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Max Ast, Nicolae Bretan, Robert Franz, Oskar Fried, Ludwig Gellert, Julius Otto Grimm, Ferdinand von Hiller, Hugo Holz, Josephine Lang, Eduard Lassen, Czesław Józef Marek, Richard Metzdorff, Max Oberleithner, Max von Schillings, Ernst Hermann Seyffardt, Richard Georg Strauss, Paul Umlauft, Karl Weigl. Go to the text.


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