Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Der Vollmond strahlt auf Bergeshöh'n
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE IRI ITA
Der Vollmond strahlt auf Bergeshöh'n,
Wie hab' ich dich vermißt,
Du süßes Herz, es ist so schön
Wenn [treu]1 die Treue küßt.

Was frommt des Maien holde Zier?
Du warst mein Frühlingsstrahl,
Licht meiner Nacht, o, lächle mir
Im Tode noch einmal.

Sie trat [hinein]2, beim [Vollmondsschein]3,
Sie blickte himmelwärts,
"Im Leben fern, im Tode dein."
Und [sanft]4 brach Herz an Herz.

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Confirmed with Rosamunde. Drama in fünf Akten von Helmina von Chézy. Musik von Franz Schubert. Erstveröffentlichung der überarbeiteten Fassung. Mit einer Einleitung und unbekannten Quellen herausgegeben von Till Gerrit Waidelich. Verlegt bei Hans Schneider [Tutzing] 1996, p. 131 and 56.

Note: The libretto of Chézy's initial version of her play, with the title Rosamunde, Fürstinn von Cypern, which was staged in 1823 in Vienna with Schubert's music, is lost. This original version of the play comprises 4 acts. The manuscript of a revised version of Rosamunde in 5 acts has lately been discovered and published (see reference above). Axa's Romanze (Ariette) set by Schubert appears in the beginning of act 3 in the initial version (act 4 in the revised version).

1 Chézy (revised version): "Treu"
2 Chézy (revised version): "herein"
3 Chézy (revised version): "hellen Schein"
4 Chézy (revised version): "süß"

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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) , "Romance (uit 'Rosamunde')", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Martin Stock) , "The full moon shines on mountaintops", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Romance", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "Ré lán ag lonrú ar an sliabh", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Splende la luna piena sulle cime dei monti", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Splende la luna piena sulle cime dei monti
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Splende la luna piena sulle cime dei monti -
Quanto ho sentito la tua mancanza!
Tu dolce cuore! è così bello,
quando Fedeltà fedelmente bacia.

A cosa giovano i begli ornamenti del Maggio?
Tu eri il mio raggio di primavera!
Regalami un sorriso, luce della mia notte,
ancora una volta nel momento della morte!

Entrò nel chiarore della luna piena,
e verso il cielo lo sguardo rivolse;
"Lontana in vita, tua nella morte!"
Cuore su cuore dolcemente s'infranse.

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Text added to the website: 2010-01-31 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:32
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