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

Auf hohem Bergesrücken
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE SPA
Auf [hohem]1 Bergesrücken,
Wo frischer Alles grünt,
In's [Land]2 hinab zu blicken,
Das nebelleicht zerrinnt -
Erfreut den Alpenjäger.
Je steiler und je schräger
Die Pfade sich verwinden,
Je mehr Gefahr aus Schlünden,
So freyer schlägt die Brust.

Er ist der fernen Lieben,
Die ihm daheim geblieben,
Sich seliger bewußt.

Und ist er nun am Ziele:
So drängt sich in der Stille
Ein süßes [Bildniß]3 vor;
Der Sonne goldne Strahlen,
Sie weben und sie mahlen,
Die er im Thal erkor.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 107.

1 Schubert: "hohen"
2 Schubert (2nd version only): "Tal"
3 Schubert: "Bild ihm"

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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) , "De Alpenjager", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The alpine hunter", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le chasseur alpin", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Mercedes Vivas) , "El cazador de los Alpes", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2019-09-14 13:04:33
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Word count: 80

De Alpenjager
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Op hoge bergenpieken,
Waar 't groen zo fris oplicht,
Naar 't land omlaag te blikken,
Dat baadt in nevellicht,
Dat zint de alpenjager.
 
Hoe steiler en gewaagder
De kronkelpaden schijnen,
Hoe dieper de ravijnen,
Te vrijer slaat zijn bloed.
En zijn gedachten zweven
Naar haar die, thuis gebleven,
Zijn hart fel kloppen doet.
 
En bij zijn doel gekomen,
Voelt hij de stilte dromen
En ziet iets weergaloos:
De zonnestralen breken,
Zij weven en zij teek'nen
Die hij in 't dal verkoos.

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Text added to the website: 2007-05-14 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:22
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Word count: 81