by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Wie schön die Nacht mit ihrem...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Wie schön die Nacht mit ihrem Sternenheer!
Komm doch heraus und zähl' einmal die Sterne.
Der Schmerzen, die ich fühle, sind weit mehr,
Sprichst du mit Andern und ich steh' von ferne.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 57.


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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)

  • by Richard Barth (1850 - 1923), "Serenade", op. 12 (Fünf Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 3, published 1893 [ voice and piano ], Frankfurt a/M., Steyl & Thomas [sung text not yet checked]

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Serenade", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2011-07-27
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Word count: 32

Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
How lovely the night with its host of stars!
Come out, why don’t you, and count the stars for once.
Far more numerous [than the stars] are the pangs that I feel
When you talk to others and I stand [looking on] from afar.


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This text was added to the website: 2020-12-02
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