by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Catulle Mendès (1841 - 1909)

Wandl' ich in dem Wald des Abends
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG SPA
Wandl' ich [in dem]1 Wald des Abends,
In dem träumerischen Wald,
Immer wandelt mir zur Seite
Deine zärtliche Gestalt.
 
Ist es nicht dein weißer Schleier?
Nicht dein sanftes Angesicht?
Oder ist es nur der Mondschein,
Der durch Tannendunkel bricht?
 
Sind es meine eignen Tränen
Die ich leise rinnen hör'?
Oder gehst du, Liebste, [wirklich]2
Weinend neben mir einher?

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1 Lassen: "den" (further changes may exist not noted above); Zemlinsky: "im"
2 Zemlinsky: "weinend"

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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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  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE FRE ITA SPA ; composed by Nicolae Bretan.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Catulle Mendès (1841 - 1909) , no title, written c1876, appears in Pantéleïa, in 2. Sérénades, no. 1, Éd. Ollendorff, first published 1885 ENG ENG ITA SPA ; composed by Xavier Henri Napoleon Leroux, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Charles Camille Saint-Saëns.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG ENG ITA SPA ; composed by Reynaldo Hahn.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG ITA SPA ; composed by Robert Caby.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG FRE FRE SPA ; composed by Pietro Cimara, Giovanni Sgambati.
  • Also set in Romanian (Română), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG FRE FRE ITA SPA ; composed by Nicolae Bretan.

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Dans la forêt que crée un rêve
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Dans la forêt que crée un rêve,
Je vais le soir dans la forêt :
Ta frêle image m'apparaît
Et chemine avec moi sans trêve.

N'est-ce pas là ton voile fin,
Brouillard léger dans la nuit brune ?
Ou n'est-ce que le clair de lune 
A travers l'ombre du sapin ? 

Et ces larmes, sont-ce les miennes
Que j'entends couler doucement ?
Ou se peut-il réellement
Qu'à mes côtés, en pleurs, tu viennes ?

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2015-05-09 11:04:32
Line count: 12
Word count: 74