Translation © by Gino Taschini

Abends unter der Linde
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Woher, o namenloses Sehnen,
Das den beklemmten Busen preßt?
Woher, ihr bittersüßen Thränen,
Die ihr das Auge dämmernd näßt?
O Abendroth, o [Mondenblitz]1,
Flimmt blasser um den Lindensitz!

Es säuselt in dem Laub der Linde;
Es [flistert]2 im Akazienstrauch.
Mir schmeichelt süß, mir schmeichelt linde
Des grauen Abends lauer Hauch.
Es spricht um mich, wie Geistergruß;
Es weht mich an, wie Engelkuß.

Es glänzt, es glänzt im Nachtgefilde,
Der Linde [graue]2 Scheitel bebt -
Verklärte himmlische Gebilde,
Seyd ihr es, die ihr mich umschwebt?
Ich fühle eures Athems Kuß,
O Julie! o Emilius!

Bleibt Sel'ge, bleibt in eurem Eden!
Des Lebens Hauch bläst schwer und schwül
Durch stumme leichenvolle Öden.
Elysium ist mild und kühl.
Elysium ist wonnevoll -
Fahrt wohl, ihr Trauten! fahret wohl!

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Confirmed with L. T. Kosegarten's Poesieen, Neueste Auflage, Dritter Band, Berlin 1803, pages 201-202. This is the source used by Schubert. Kosegarten's poem is slightly different in later editions (see below).

Note: a 2016 Muzibook Publishing edition of Schubert songs has a typo ("leidenvolle") in line 4-3.

1 Kosegarten (Leipzig 1802 edition): "Morgenblitz" (the errata section of the 1802 edition changes this to "Mondenblitz", however)
2 Schubert: "flüstert"
3 Schubert (D. 235 only): "grauer"

Authorship

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

Another version of this text exists in the database.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Capvespre sota el til·ler", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "'s Avonds onder de linde", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Evening under the linden tree", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Soirée sous le tilleul", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Gino Taschini) , "Sera sotto il tiglio", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (José Miguel Llata) , "Atardecer bajo el tilo", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-09-10 13:38:39
Line count: 24
Word count: 125

Sera sotto il tiglio
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Da dove vieni, o brama senza nome
Che premi sul mio petto ansioso?
Da dove venite, voi lacrime dolciamare
Che oscurate i miei umidi occhi?
O scintillante sera, o luce lunare,
splendi più pallidamente intorno al seggio del tiglio! 

Le foglie del tiglio frusciano;
gli arbusti di acacia sospirano.
Dolcemente, gentilmente sono accarezzato
Dal respiro della grigia sera.
Voci fantasma stanno parlando intono a me
Come baci di un angelo.

I campi brillano nella notte,
La cima del tiglio freme --
trasfigurate, forme paradisiache,
siete voi che fluttuate intorno a me?
Sento i vostri respiri come baci
o Julie, o Emilius!

Restate, benedette, restate nel vostro Eden!
Il respiro della vita soffia pesante e soffocante
Tra le silenziose incolte terre piene di cadaveri.
Gli Elisi sono placidi e freschi.
Gli Elisi sono deliziosi --
addio, a voi cari, addio!

This is a translation of the Schubert song.

Authorship

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Text added to the website: 2009-01-28 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:05
Line count: 24
Word count: 137