by Christian Reinhold (1813 - 1856)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Nachtigall
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
O Nachtigall,
Dein süßer Schall
[Dringt]1 mir durch Mark und Bein.
Nein, trauter Vogel, nein!
Was in mir schafft so süße Pein,
Das ist nicht dein, --
Das ist von andern himmelschönen,
Nun längst für mich verklungenen Tönen
In deinem Lied ein leiser Widerhall.

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Confirmed with: C. Reinhold, Gedichte, Stuttgart: Carl Mäcken, 1853, page 11.

1 Brahms: "er dringet"

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Nachtegaal", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Nightingale", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Virginia Woods, Mrs. John P. Morgan) , "Nightingale"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Rossignol", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Usignolo", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Usignolo
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
O usignolo,
il tuo dolce canto,
mi penetra tutto.
No, caro uccello, no!
Ciò che mi suscita una così dolce pena,
non da te viene,
ma da altri suoni per me celestiali,
ormai da tempo svaniti;
la tua canzone ne è solo un eco lieve.

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Text added to the website: 2010-03-13 00:00:00
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