by Karl Stieler (1842 - 1885)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Geigenklänge
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Müd' ist mein Licht und müd' mein Blick,
Mein Stüblein füllt beklomm'nes Schweigen;
Fernhin klingt spielende Musik:
Der Sang der Welt, der Klang der Geigen!

Und klingend zieht mir's durch das Herz:
Das Glück! -- wie ich dich einst gefunden
Und wie ich dich verlor -- der Schmerz! -
Wie glühen diese stillen Stunden!

Es flimmert feucht um meinen Blick,
Erinn'rung zieht den leisen Reigen;
Fernhin klingt spielende Musik:
Der Sang der Welt, der Klang der Geigen!

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Sounds of violins", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Sounds of violins
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
My light is weary and weary my gaze,
My chamber is filled with oppressive silence;
Far in the distance music is playing:
The song of the world, the sound of violins!

And ringing through my heart passes
Happiness! -- how I once found you
And how I lost you -- the pain! -
How these quiet hours glow!

There is a dewy flickering about my gaze.
Memory treads its soft roundelay;
Far in the distance music is playing:
The song of the world, the sound of violins!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2010 by Sharon Krebs, (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: 2010-05-31 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:44
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Word count: 85