Translation © by Salvador Pila

Auf einer Burg
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE HEB ITA NOR POR SPA
Eingeschlafen auf der Lauer
Oben ist der alte Ritter;
Drüber gehen Regenschauer,
Und der Wald rauscht durch das Gitter.

Eingewachsen Bart und Haare
Und versteinert Brust und Krause,
Sitzt er viele hundert Jahre
Oben in der stillen Klause.

Draußen ist es still' und friedlich,
Alle sind ins Tal gezogen,
Waldesvögel einsam singen
In den leeren Fensterbogen.

Eine Hochzeit fährt da unten
Auf dem Rhein im Sonnenscheine,
Musikanten spielen munter,
Und die schöne Braut, die weinet.

Authorship

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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Philippe Hersant.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "En un castell", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Op een burcht", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In a castle", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Sur un château", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "על ארמון", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Su una rocca", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "På en borg", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "Em um castelo", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , "En un castillo", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 75

En un castell
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Allà dalt, adormit en el seu aguait,
rau el vell cavaller;
per damunt passen els xàfecs de pluja,
i el bosc remoreja a través del reixat.

Amb la barba i els cabells crescuts,
el pit i el coll petrificats,
rau des de fa molts segles,
allà dalt, a la cel•la silenciosa.

A fora, tot és tranquil i plàcid,
tots han marxat a la vall,
solitaris, els ocells del bosc
canten als marcs buits de les finestres.

A baix, passa un seguici nupcial,
damunt del Rin, a la llum del sol,
els músics toquen alegres,
i la formosa núvia, plora.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2020 by Salvador Pila, (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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This text was added to the website: 2020-11-01
Line count: 16
Word count: 99