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

Dioskuren, Zwillingsterne
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA ITA
Dioskuren, [Zwillingsterne]1,
Die ihr leuchtet meinem Nachen,
Mich beruhigt auf dem Meere
Eure Milde, euer Wachen.

Wer auch, fest in sich begründet,
Unverzagt dem Sturm begegnet;
Fühlt sich doch in euren Strahlen
Doppelt muthig und gesegnet.

Dieses Ruder, das ich schwinge,
Meeresfluthen zu zertheilen;
Hänge ich, so ich geborgen,
Auf an eures Tempels Säulen.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 183.

Note: Schubert received Mayrhofer's texts in handwriting; the manuscripts of his cycle Heliopolis, dedicated to Franz von Schober, are preserved in the Vienna City Library. The printed edition of Mayrhofer's poems appeared much later. This poem (originally no. 20 of the cycle) is not part of the cycle in the printed edition of 1843.

1 Schubert: "Zwillingssterne"

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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) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Pupillo) (Claretta Manara) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-03-24 12:18:19
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O Dioscuri, astri gemelli
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
O Dioscuri, astri gemelli,
voi che mi illuminate la barca. 
sul mare mi rinfranca
il vostro benvolere, il vostro vegliare. 

Chi, pur in sé confidando
affronta la tempesta impavido,
tuttavia si sente, al vostro raggio,
due volte più animoso e più protetto. 

Questo remo che brandisco
per fendere i flutti del mare
lo appenderò, appena in salvo,
alle colonne del vostro tempio.

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Translation of title "Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren" = "Canto di un marinaio ai Dioscuri"

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-07-15 22:02:28
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Word count: 62