Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Über Bergen, Fluß und Talen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Über Bergen, Fluß und Talen,
Stiller Lust und tiefen Qualen
Webet heimlich, schillert, Strahlen!
Sinnend ruht des Tags Gewühle
In der dunkelblauen Schwüle,
Und die ewigen Gefühle,
Was dir selber [unbewußt]1,
Treten heimlich, groß und leise
Aus der Wirrung fester Gleise,
Aus der unbewachten Brust,
In die stillen, weiten Kreise.

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1 Smyth: "nicht bewußt"

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Siesta", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Stillness at noon", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Claus-Christian Schuster

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
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Word count: 50

Sur monts, fleuves et vallées
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Sur monts, fleuves et vallées,
Plaisir silencieux, douleurs profondes,
Répandez-vous secrètement et chatoyez, rayons !
Le tumulte du jour se calme, rêveur
Dans la touffeur bleu foncé,
Et les sentiments éternels les plus profonds,
Ceux dont on est soi-même inconscient
Émergent secrètement, grands et sans bruit,
De la confusion des ornières établies,
D'un cœur sans défense,
Vers de vastes espaces silencieux.

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Translation of title "Mittagsruh" = "Repos de midi"
1 Smyth: "non conscient"

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Pierre Mathé, (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: 2015-06-15 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-06-15 14:39:44
Line count: 11
Word count: 61