by Johann Baptist Mayrhofer (1787 - 1836)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Dioskuren, Zwillingsterne
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA ITA
Dioskuren, [Zwillingsterne]1,
Die ihr leuchtet meinem Nachen,
Mich beruhigt auf dem Meere
Eure Milde, euer Wachen.

Wer auch, fest in sich begründet,
Unverzagt dem Sturm begegnet;
Fühlt sich doch in euren Strahlen
Doppelt muthig und gesegnet.

Dieses Ruder, das ich schwinge,
Meeresfluthen zu zertheilen;
Hänge ich, so ich geborgen,
Auf an eures Tempels Säulen.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 183.

Note: Schubert received Mayrhofer's texts in handwriting; the manuscripts of his cycle Heliopolis, dedicated to Franz von Schober, are preserved in the Vienna City Library. The printed edition of Mayrhofer's poems appeared much later. This poem (originally no. 20 of the cycle) is not part of the cycle in the printed edition of 1843.

1 Schubert: "Zwillingssterne"

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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 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) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Pupillo) (Claretta Manara) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , copyright © 2009, (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: 54

Dioscuren, tweelingsterren
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Dioscuren, tweelingsterren,
Voor mij lichtend als een baken,
Mij schenkt kalmte op de baren
Jullie mildheid, jullie waken.

Al wie, vol van zelfvertrouwen,
Onversaagd de stormen invaart,
Voelt zich toch in jullie stralen
Dubbel moedig en gevrijwaard.

't Grote stuurwiel, dat ik ronddraai
Om de golven te verdelen,
Hang ik, als ik blijf behouden,
Op aan jullie tempelzuilen.

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Translation of title "Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren" = "Lied van een schipper tot de Dioscuren"

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This text was added to the website: 2006-05-16
Line count: 12
Word count: 58