by Johann Baptist Mayrhofer (1787 - 1836)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Auf hohem Bergesrücken
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE SPA
Auf [hohem]1 Bergesrücken,
Wo frischer Alles grünt,
In's [Land]2 hinab zu blicken,
Das nebelleicht zerrinnt -
Erfreut den Alpenjäger.
Je steiler und je schräger
Die Pfade sich verwinden,
Je mehr Gefahr aus Schlünden,
So freyer schlägt die Brust.

Er ist der fernen Lieben,
Die ihm daheim geblieben,
Sich seliger bewußt.

Und ist er nun am Ziele:
So drängt sich in der Stille
Ein süßes [Bildniß]3 vor;
Der Sonne goldne Strahlen,
Sie weben und sie mahlen,
Die er im Thal erkor.

About the headline (FAQ)

View original text (without footnotes)

Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 107.

1 Schubert: "hohen"
2 Schubert (2nd version only): "Tal"
3 Schubert: "Bild ihm"

Authorship

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) , "De Alpenjager", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The alpine hunter", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le chasseur alpin", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Mercedes Vivas) , "El cazador de los Alpes", copyright © 2010, (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: 2019-09-14 13:04:33
Line count: 18
Word count: 80

The alpine hunter
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Up on the high mountain ridge,
where everything is fresh and green,
looking down upon the land
through dissipating mists
pleases the alpine hunter.

The more steeply and slanting
the paths wind themselves,
the more dangerously yawns the gorge,
the more freely beats his heart.
Of his distant sweetheart,
who remains behind at home,
he thinks more blissfully.

And once he has reached his goal,
in the stillness presses
a sweet image before him;
the golden rays of the sun
weave and paint before him
she whom he has chosen, back in the valley.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

    For any other purpose, please write to the e-mail address below to request permission and discuss possible fees.


Based on

 

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:40
Line count: 18
Word count: 94