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Unbewegte laue Luft, Tiefe Ruhe der Natur; Durch die stille Gartennacht Plätschert die Fontäne nur. Aber im Gemüte schwillt Heißere Begierde mir, Aber in der Ader quillt Leben und verlangt nach Leben. Sollten nicht auch deine Brust Sehnlichere Wünsche heben? Sollte meiner Seele Ruf Nicht die deine tief durchbeben? Leise mit dem Ätherfuß Säume nicht, daherzuschweben! Komm, o komm, damit wir uns Himmlische Genüge geben!
- by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875), appears in Frauenbilder und Huldigungen, in Adele, no. 11, first published 1853 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Unbewegte laue Luft", op. 57 (Acht Lieder und Gesänge) no. 8 (<<1871), published 1872 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Rieter-Biedermann [text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Motionless, tepid air", copyright ©
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Air calme et tiède", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Kyle Gee) , title 1: "Calm, sultry air", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Onbeweeglijk lauwe lucht", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-08-05 09:50:49
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Calm, sultry air, Nature deeply at rest; The splashing fountain is all that is heard through this still night in the garden. But there are intensely burning desires swelling within my very soul, Life and a longing for life surge through every vein. Shouldn't passionate desires be lifting your breast as well? Shouldn't the plea of my soul quake deeply through yours? No longer delay in softly gliding over to me on your sublime feet! Come, oh come so we can give each other divine satisfaction!
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- a text in German (Deutsch) by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875), appears in Frauenbilder und Huldigungen, in Adele, no. 11, first published 1853
Text added to the website: 2014-01-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:27
Line count: 16
Word count: 86