by Johann Baptist Mayrhofer (1787 - 1836)
Translation © by Lewis Grenville

Es tanzen Mond und Sterne
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Es tanzen Mond und Sterne
Den flücht'gen Geisterreih'n:
Wer wird von Erdensorgen
Befangen immer seyn!
Du kannst in Mondesstrahlen
Nun, meine Barke, wallen;
Und aller Schranken los,
Wiegt dich des Meeres Schooß.
Vom Markusthurme tönte
Der Spruch der Mitternacht:
Sie schlummern friedlich Alle,
Und nur der Schiffer wacht.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 112.


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 Franz Wilhelm Abt (1819 - 1885), "Der Gondelfahrer", op. 186 (Lieder und Chöre für 3 Frauenstimmen mit Pianoforte), Heft 4 (Bearbeitungen nach Motiven von Franz Schubert ) no. 19, published 1869 [ vocal trio of female voices or three-part women's chorus and piano ], Offenbach, André [sung text not yet checked]
  • by Karl Gottlieb Reissiger (1798 - 1859), "Der Gondelfahrer", op. 81 (Sechs Lieder und Gesänge für Bass oder Bariton) no. 4, published 1832 [ bass or baritone and piano ], Dresden, Paul [sung text not yet checked]
  • by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Gondelfahrer", D 808 (1824), published 1872 [ voice, piano ], first setting; J. P. Gotthard, VN 325-361, Wien [sung text checked 1 time]
  • by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Gondelfahrer", D 809 (1824), published 1824, first performed 1825 [ ttbb quartet with piano ], second setting; Sauer & Leidesdorf, VN 652, Wien [sung text checked 1 time]

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) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Pupillo) (Claretta Manara) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Lewis Grenville) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 48

La luna y las estrellas bailan
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the German (Deutsch) 
La luna y las estrellas bailan
La ronda pasajera de los espiritus.
Quien quisiera ser prisionero
De preocupaciones terrenales?
Ahora, mi barca, tu puedes vagar
A la luz de la luna
Libre de toda atadura,
Te meces sobre el pecho del mar.
De la torre de San Marco
Suena el anuncio de la medianoche;
Todos duermen en paz
Y sólo el barquero despierta.

About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "Der Gondelfahrer" = "El gondolero"

Authorship:

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Spanish (Español) copyright © 2010 by Lewis Grenville, (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: 2010-04-30
Line count: 12
Word count: 63