Sette Lieder giovanili

Song Cycle by Alban Maria Johannes Berg (1885 - 1935)

Word count: 488
Original language: Sieben frühe Lieder
Dämmern Wolken über Nacht und Thal,
Nebel schweben. Wasser rauschen sacht.
Nun entschleiert sich's mit einem Mal:
O gieb acht! gieb acht!

Weites Wunderland ist aufgethan,
Silbern ragen Berge traumhaft gross,
Stille Pfade silberlicht thalan
Aus verborg'nem Schoss.

Und die hehre Welt so traumhaft rein.
Stummer Buchenbaum am Wege steht
Schattenschwarz -- ein Hauch vom fernen Hain
Einsam leise [geht] 1.

Und aus tiefen Grundes Düsterheit
Blinken Lichter auf in [stumme]2 Nacht.
Trinke Seele! trinke Einsamkeit!
O gieb acht! gieb acht!

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Nit", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Night", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Nuit", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Notte", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "Noite", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Confirmed with Carl Hauptmann Aus meinem Tagebuch, Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1900, page 213.

1 Berg: "weht"
2 Berg: "stummer

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1. Notte
Le nuvole imbrunano la notte e la valle,
Sale la nebbia, scrosciano piano le acque.
Ed ecco che a un tratto tutto si svela:
Apri gli occhi! Apri gli occhi!
Un vasto paese di sogno si schiude;
Si ergono bianche montagne, alte e fantastiche,
silenziosi sentieri rischiarati da una luce d'argento
ascendono dal grembo segreto della vallata;
e il mondo è sublime, d'una purezza di sogno.
Lungo il cammino cresce un muto faggio
nero nell'ombra, un soffio dal bosco remoto
spira lieve e solitario.
E dall'oscurità della valle profonda
qualche luce scintilla nella notte silenziosa.
Dissetati, anima mia! Dissetati di solitudine!
Apri gli occhi!

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2. Schilflied [sung text checked 1 time]
Auf geheimem Waldespfade
Schleich' ich gern im Abendschein
An das öde Schilfgestade,
Mädchen, und gedenke dein!

Wenn sich dann der Busch verdüstert,
Rauscht das Rohr geheimnisvoll,
Und es klaget und es flüstert,
Daß ich weinen, weinen soll.

Und ich mein', ich höre wehen
Leise deiner Stimme Klang,
Und im Weiher untergehen
Deinen lieblichen Gesang.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cançó del canyís", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Louisa Loring Dresel)
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Hidden trails through forest's secrets", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canto del canneto", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "A Canção dos Juncos", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850)
2. Canto del canneto
Lungo un segreto sentiero nel bosco
amo avvicinarmi furtivo nella luce serale
alla sponda deserta dove cresce il canneto
e a te, fanciulla, volgo il mio pensiero!

Quando poi il cespuglio si fa più scuro,
le canne iniziano a stormire cariche di mistero,
sembrano gemere e sospirare, al punto
che non riesco a trattenere il pianto.

E mi sembra allora di udire
il lieve mormorio della tua voce,
e nello stagno sembra affondare
la tua soave canzone.

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3. Die Nachtigall [sung text checked 1 time]
[Das]1 macht, es hat die Nachtigall
Die ganze [Nacht]2 gesungen;
Da sind von ihrem süssen Schall,
Da sind in Hall und Widerhall
Die Rosen aufgesprungen.
 
Sie war doch sonst ein wildes [Kind]3,
[Nun]4 geht sie tief in Sinnen,
Trägt in der Hand den Sommerhut
Und duldet [still]5 der Sonne Glut
Und weiß nicht, was beginnen.

Das macht, es hat die Nachtigall
Die ganze Nacht gesungen;
Da sind von ihrem süssen Schall,
Da sind in Hall und Widerhall
Die Rosen aufgesprungen.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El rossinyol", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English (Elisabeth Siekhaus) , "The nightingale", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "L'usignolo", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "O rouxinol", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1 Watkinson: "Es"; further changes may exist not noted above.
2 Hasse: "Tag" (from Hofmeister); further changes may exist not noted above.
3 Berg: "Blut"
4 Wolff: "Jetzt"
5 Wolff: "stumm"

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by Theodor Storm (1817 - 1888)
3. L'usignolo
Accade perché l'usignolo
ha cantato tutta la notte;
e per il suo dolce richiamo
e per l'eco che questo canto diffonde
sono sbocciate le rose.

Lei era in passato una fanciulla selvaggia,
ora cammina nei suoi pensieri assorta,
tiene nelle mani il cappello estivo,
sopporta paziente la vampa del sole
e non sa bene che fare.

Accade perché l'usignolo
ha cantato tutta la notte;
e per il suo dolce richiamo
e per l'eco che questo canto diffonde
sono sbocciate le rose.

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4. Traumgekrönt [sung text checked 1 time]
Das war der Tag der weißen Chrysanthemen,
Mir bangte fast vor seiner Pracht...
Und dann, dann kamst du mir die Seele nehmen
Tief in der Nacht.
Mir war so bang, und du kamst lieb und leise,
Ich hatte grad im Traum an dich gedacht.
Du kamst, und leis' wie eine Märchenweise
Erklang die Nacht.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Coronat de somnis", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Crowned by a dream", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Coronamento del sogno", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "Coroado em sonhos", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)
4. Coronamento del sogno
  Cadeva il giorno dei bianchi crisantemi
  Io ero inquieto per il loro splendore...
  E poi, poi tu venisti l'anima a rapirmi
  Della notte nel cuore.
  Io ero in ansia, e tu dolce e delicata,
  Tu che avevo appena nel sogno incontrato,
  Tu sei venuta, e come un melodia incantata
  La notte ha risuonato.

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5. Im Zimmer [sung text checked 1 time]
Herbstsonnenschein.
Der liebe Abend blickt so still herein.
Ein Feuerlein rot
Knistert im Ofenloch und loht.
So, mein Kopf auf deinen Knie'n,
So ist mir gut.
Wenn mein Auge so in deinem ruht,
Wie leise die Minuten zieh'n.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "A la cambra", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In the chamber", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Dans la chambre", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Nella stanza", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "No quarto", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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by Johannes Schlaf (1862 - 1941)
5. Nella stanza
Sole autunnale.
Mite e tranquilla, ammicca la sera nella stanza.
Un fuocherello rosso
scoppietta e divampa nella stufa.
E col mio capo sulle tue ginocchia,
sono contento.
E se il mio sguardo nel tuo sguardo riposa,
dolce trascorre il tempo.

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6. Liebesode [sung text checked 1 time]
Im Arm der Liebe schliefen wir selig ein,
Am offnen Fenster lauschte der Sommerwind,
Und unsrer Atemzüge Frieden 
Trug er hinaus in die helle Mondnacht. --

Und aus dem Garten tastete zagend sich 
Ein Rosenduft an unserer Liebe Bett
Und gab uns wundervolle Träume,
Träume des Rausches -- so reich an Sehnsucht!

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Oda d'amor", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Vally Weigl, née Pick) (Lydia Perera) , "Ode of Love"
  • ENG English [singable] (M. W. Pursey) , "Blissful night"
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Oodi rakkaudelle", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ode d'amore", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "Ode ao Amor", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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by Otto Erich Hartleben (1864 - 1905)
6. Ode d'amore
In braccio all'amore ci addormentammo beati.
Nella finestra aperta indugiava il vento estivo,
e trasportava i nostri placidi respiri
nella chiara notte di luna.

E dal giardino, lieve, un profumo di rose
saliva a sfiorare il letto del nostro amore,
per regalarci sogni stupendi,
sogni di ebbrezza e desiderio colmi.

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7. Sommertage [sung text checked 1 time]
Nun ziehen Tage über die Welt,
Gesandt aus blauer Ewigkeit,
Im Sommerwind verweht die Zeit.
Nun windet nächtens der Herr
Sternenkränze mit seliger Hand
Über Wander- und Wunderland.
O Herz, was kann in diesen Tagen
Dein hellstes Wanderlied denn sagen
Von deiner tiefen, tiefen Lust:
Im Wiesensang verstummt die Brust,
Nun schweigt das Wort, wo Bild um Bild
Zu dir zieht und dich ganz erfüllt.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Dies d'estiu", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Summer days", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Jours d'été", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Giornate estive", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "Dias de Verão", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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by Paul Hohenberg (1885 - 1956)
7. Giornate estive
Ora percorrono il mondo giorni
mandati dall'azzurro eterno,
nel vento estivo il tempo si disperde.
Ora intesse nella notte il Signore,
con mani beate, ghirlande di stelle
sopra un paese ricco di strade e meraviglie.
Mio cuore, come potrà esprimere, in questi giorni,
il tuo più puro canto di viandante,
quanto è profonda, profonda la tua gioia:
Per il canto dei prati si fa muto il petto,
e tace la parola, e immagini su immagini
ti vengono incontro e appieno ti soddisfano.

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