by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Wo ich bin, mich rings umdunkelt
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Wo ich bin, mich rings umdunkelt
Finsterniß so dumpf und dicht,
Seit mir nicht mehr leuchtend funkelt,
Liebste, deiner Augen Licht.

[Mir]1 erloschen ist der süßen
Liebessterne goldne Pracht,
Abgrund gähnt zu meinen Füßen.
Nimm mich auf, uralte Nacht.

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 166.

1 Strauss: "Wie"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El solitari", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright © 2008
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 63, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Là dove sono il buio mi circonda", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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El solitari
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Arreu on sóc, m’envolta
una foscúria tan feixuga i espessa,
des que ja no m’il·lumina,
estimada, la llum dels teus ulls.

Per a mi, s’ha extingit l’esplendor
daurada dels dolços estels de l’amor.
L’abisme s’obre als meus peus.
Acull-me, nit eterna.

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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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Text added to the website: 2014-06-09 00:00:00
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