by Johann Baptist Mayrhofer (1787 - 1836)
Translation © by Paolo Pupillo, Claretta Manara

Abendstern
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Was weilst du einsam an dem Himmel,
O [schöner]1 Stern? und bist so mild;
Warum entfernt das funkelnde Gewimmel
Der Brüder sich von deinem Bild?
"Ich bin der Liebe treuer Stern,
Sie halten sich von Liebe fern."
 
So solltest du zu ihnen [gehen]2,
Bist du der Liebe, zaudre nicht!
Wer möchte denn dir widerstehen?
Du süßes eigensinnig [Licht]3.
"Ich säe, schaue keinen Keim,
Und bleibe trauernd still daheim."

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 96.

1 Zemlinsky: "lieber"
2 Zemlinsky: "gehn"
3 Zemlinsky: "Ding"

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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):

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "L’estel del capvespre", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Avondster", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Evening star", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'étoile du soir", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Pupillo) (Claretta Manara) , "Stella della sera", copyright ©, (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: 12
Word count: 68

Stella della sera
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Che indugi tu solitaria in cielo,
 o bella stella? e sei così mite;
 ma perché, allora, lo scintillante brulichio delle consorelle
 resta lontana dalla tua figura? 
 "Io son dell'amore la stella fedele,
 esse si tengono distanti dall'amore." 

 E dunque dovresti andar tu da loro,
 se sei dell'amore, non esitare! 
 chi potrebbe allora resisterti? 
 tu dolce lume testardo. 
 "Io semino ma non vedo alcun germoglio,
 e me ne sto qui intristita, per conto mio." 

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 74