Translation © by Emily Ezust

Ich blicke hinab in die Gasse
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Ich blicke hinab in die Gasse,
Dort drüben hat sie gewohnt;
Das öde, verlassene Fenster,
Wie hell bescheint's der Mond.

Es gibt so viel zu beleuchten;
O holde Strahlen des Lichts,
Was [webt]1 ihr denn gespenstisch
Um jene Stätte des Nichts!

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1 Berg: "wollt"

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 Portuguese (Português), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT ENG FRE ; composed by Paulo Florence.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In the lane", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Apparition", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32
Line count: 8
Word count: 41

In the lane
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I gaze down the lane:
Over there, she used to live;
That desolate, abandoned window,
How brightly does the moon shine on it!

There is so much to illuminate;
Oh lovely beams of light,
Why do you weave so eerily
About this place of nothingness?

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32
Line count: 8
Word count: 45