by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Schön ist das Fest des Lenzes
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Schön ist das Fest des Lenzes,
Doch währt es nur der Tage drei.
Hast du ein Lieb', [bekränz']1 es
Mit Rosen, eh' sie geh'n vorbei!

Hast du ein Glas, kredenz' es,
O Schenk, und singe mir dabei:
Schön ist das Fest des Lenzes,
Doch währt es nur der Tage drei.

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1 Hauptmann: "so kränz' "

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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) , "Bella és la festa de primavera", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Mooi is het feest der lente", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , "Beautiful is the feast of spring", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Belle est la fête du printemps", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Ted Perry , Melanie Trumbull

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 50

Bella és la festa de primavera
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Bella és la festa de primavera,
però només dura tres dies.
Si tens una estimada, corona-la
de roses, abans que es marceixin!

Si tens una copa, omple-la,
oh taverner, i canta al mateix temps:
bella és la festa de primavera,
però només dura tres dies.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2020 by Salvador Pila, (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: 2020-11-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 45