by Hans Schmidt (1854 - 1923)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Rosen brach ich nachts mir am dunklen...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA SPA
Rosen brach ich nachts mir am dunklen Hage;
Süßer hauchten Duft sie als je am Tage;
Doch verstreuten reich die bewegten Äste
Tau, der mich näßte.

Auch der Küsse Duft mich wie nie berückte,
Die ich nachts vom Strauch deiner Lippen pflückte:
Doch auch dir, bewegt im Gemüt gleich jenen,
Tauten die Tränen.

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Authorship

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

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Sapphische Ode", op. 94 (Fünf Lieder für 1 tiefe Stimme -- für 1 hohe Stimme mit Pianoforte) no. 4 (1884), published 1884 [low voice or high voice and piano], Berlin, Simrock [ sung text checked 1 time]

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Sapphische ode", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Leonard Lehrman) , "Sapphic Ode", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Peter Low) , "Ode in Sapphic metre", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ode saffica", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Les roses que j'ai cueillies la nuit...
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Les roses que j'ai cueillies la nuit dans la haie sombre,
Elles exhalent un parfum plus doux que le jour ;
Mais les branches remuées déversent en abondance
Une rosée qui me mouille.

Ainsi le parfum de tes baisers m'enchante comme jamais avant,
Quand la nuit je cueille la fleur de tes lèvres.
Mais toi aussi, émue dans ton cœur, tu verses
Comme une rosée de larmes.

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Translation of title "Sapphische Ode" = "Ode saphique"

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 by Guy Laffaille, (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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Text added to the website: 2016-12-09 00:00:00
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