Translation © by Paolo Pupillo, Claretta Manara

Widerschein
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
[Harrt ein Fischer]1 auf der Brücke
Die Geliebte säumt,
Schmollend taucht er seine Blicke
In den Bach - und träumt.

Doch die lauscht im nahen Flieder,
Und ihr Bildchen strahlt
Jetzt aus klaren Wellen [wieder]2,
Treuer nie gemahlt.

[Und der Fischer kennt die Bänder,]3
Kennt den süssen Schein:
Und er hält sich am Geländer
Sonst - zieht's ihn hinein!

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Confirmed with Dichtungen vom Freyherrn Franz von Schlechta. Erster Band. Wien, 1824. Im v. Hirschfeld'schen Verlage, page 90.

Note: This is the second version of Schlechta's poem, published 1824 in his collected poems. When Schubert created his second version of Widerschein in 1828, he received a modified text from Schlechta, based on this text, but with a different first line, which Schlechta kept in his third and substantially modified version, published in 1876. For the first and the third version of Schlechta's text see below.

1 Schubert: "Tom lehnt harrend"
2 Schubert: "wider"
3 Schubert: "Und er sieht's! Und er kennt die Bänder,"; and in the repeat: "der Fischer"

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Widerschein", D 949 (1828), published 1832 [ voice, piano ], A.Diabelli & Co., VN 4015, Wien (Nachlaß-Lieferung 15). note: D. 949 has been removed and included as the second version in D. 639 [sung text checked 1 time]

Set in a modified version by Franz Peter Schubert.

Another version of this text exists in the database.

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Reflex", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Weerschijn", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "Reflection", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Reflets", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Pupillo) (Claretta Manara) , "Riflessi", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 59

Riflessi
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Attende il pescatore sul ponte,
 la sua bella ritarda,
 imbronciato egli tuffa nel fiume
 lo sguardo, e sogna. 
 Ma lei è nascosta nel vicino cespuglio,
 e la sua immagine adesso
 si riflette nell'onda limpida:
 mai ritratto fu più fedele. 
 E lui la vede! Ne riconosce i nastri,
 ne riconosce le dolci sembianze,
 e deve aggrapparsi alla ringhiera,
 altrimenti lei lo attirerebbe giù. 

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © by Paolo Pupillo and Claretta Manara, (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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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 63