Winterseufzer

Set by Josephine Lang (1815 - 1880), "Winterseufzer", op. 25 (Sechs Lieder) no. 2 (1838) [ voice and piano ], title in English: "Winter sighs"; title in French: "Soupirs d'hiver"  [sung text checked 1 time]

Note: this setting is made up of several separate texts.


Der Himmel ist so hell und blau,
O wäre 1 die Erde grün!
Der Wind ist 2 scharf, o wär' er lau!
Es schimmert der Schnee, o wär' es Tau
O wäre 1 die Erde grün!

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Soupirs d'hiver", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sospiro d'inverno", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1 Lang: "wär'"
2 Lang: "weht"

Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Wie ist der Tag so frostig klar,
O schien die Sonne warm!
Der eisige Nord, wär's Zephirluft!
Der Nebelhauch, wär's Blütenduft!
O schien die Sonne warm!

Es schläft das Tal im Feierkleid,
O wann erwacht der Lenz?
Der See ist erstarrt, o spielt' die Well'!
Der Vogel verstummt, o säng' er hell!
Wann wird die Erde grün!

Authorship

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]