by Ludwig Rellstab (1799 - 1860)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Es rauschen die Winde
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA
Es rauschen die Winde
So herbstlich und kalt;
Verödet die Fluren,
Entblättert der Wald.
Ihr blumigen Auen!
Du sonniges Grün!
So welken die Blüthen
Des Lebens dahin. 

Es ziehen die Wolken
So finster und grau;
Verschwunden die Sterne
Am himmlischen Blau!
Ach, wie die Gestirne
Am Himmel entfliehn,
So sinket die Hoffnung
Des Lebens dahin!

Ihr Tage des Lenzes
Mit Rosen geschmückt,
Wo ich [den Geliebten]1
An's Herze gedrückt!
Kalt über den Hügel
Rauscht, Winde, dahin!
So sterben die Rosen
[Der Liebe]2 dahin.

About the headline (FAQ)

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludwig Rellstab. Erstes Bändchen. Berlin, bei Friedrich Laue. 1827, pages 106-107.

1 Lachner, Schubert (Alte Gesamtausgabe): "die Geliebte"
2 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "Des Lebens"

See also this setting by Pentenrieder titled Herbst


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 © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Herfst", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , "The winds of autumn", first published 1911
  • ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , "Autumn", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Automne", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , "Autunno", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 24
Word count: 83

The winds are sweeping
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The winds are sweeping,
so autumnal and cold;
empty are the fields,
leafless the woodland.
You flowery meadows!
You sunny green space!
So do the blossoms 
of life fade away.

The clouds are drifting,
So gloomy and grey;
Vanished are the stars
From the ethereal blue!
Ah, as the stars
Escape from the sky,
So does the hope 
of life recede away.

You days of springtime,
decked with roses,
during which I pressed my beloved
to my heart!
Coldly over the hill,
oh winds, rush in!
So do the roses 
of [love]1 die away.

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Translation of title "Herbst" = "Autumn"

1 Schubert (neue Gesamtsaugabe): "life"

Authorship

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This text was added to the website: 2018-01-29
Line count: 24
Word count: 94