Translation © by Salvador Pila

Winterlied
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Keine Blumen blühn;
Nur das Wintergrün
Blickt durch Silberhüllen;
Nur das Fenster füllen
[Blümchen]1 roth und weiß,
Aufgeblüht aus Eis.
 
Ach! kein Vogelsang
Tönt mit frohem Klang;
Nur die Winterweise
Jener kleinen Meise,
Die am Fenster schwirrt,
Und um Futter girrt.
 
Minne flieht den Hain,
Wo die Vögelein
Sonst im grünen Schatten
Ihre Nester hatten;
Minne flieht den Hain,
Kehrt ins Zimmer ein.
 
Kalter Januar,
Hier werd' ich fürwahr,
Unter Minnespielen,
Deinen Frost nicht fühlen!
Walte immerdar,
Kalter Januar!

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludewig Heinrich Christoph Hölty. Besorgt durch seine Freunde Friederich Leopold Grafen zu Stolberg und Johann Heinrich Voß. Hamburg, bei Carl Ernst Bohn. 1783, pages 138-139; and with Poetische Blumenlese für das Jahr 1778. Herausgegeben von Joh. Heinr. Voß. Hamburg, bey Carl Ernst Bohn, pages 8-9.

First published in this version edited by Voß. Hölty's original version is slightly different; see below.

1 Schubert: "Blumen"

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cançó d’hivern", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Winterlied", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Winter song", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant d'hiver", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , "Canto d’inverno", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 24
Word count: 79

Cançó d’hivern
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
No floreix cap flor,
només el verd de l’hivern
mira a través de l’embolcall d’argent;
sols la finestra està plena
de flors vermelles i blanques
que han florit fora del gel.

Ai! Cap cant d’ocells
ressona amb un to joiós;
només el refilet hivernal
d’aqueixa petita mallerenga
que aleteja a la finestra
i parrupa demanant menjar.

L’amor fuig del boscatge
on els ocellets
antany, en ombres verdejants,
tenien llurs nius;
l’amor fuig del boscatge
i s’allotja a la cambra.

Fred gener,
aquí, en veritat,
enmig de jocs d’amor,
no patiré les teves glaçades!
Regna per sempre,
fred gener!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2014 by Salvador Pila, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2014-03-12
Line count: 24
Word count: 98