by Ludwig Rellstab (1799 - 1860)
Translation Singable translation by Charles Fonteyn Manney (1872 - 1951)

Es rauschen die Winde
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA
Es rauschen die Winde
So herbstlich und kalt;
Verödet die Fluren,
Entblättert der Wald.
Ihr blumigen Auen!
Du sonniges Grün!
So welken die Blüthen
Des Lebens dahin. 

Es ziehen die Wolken
So finster und grau;
Verschwunden die Sterne
Am himmlischen Blau!
Ach, wie die Gestirne
Am Himmel entfliehn,
So sinket die Hoffnung
Des Lebens dahin!

Ihr Tage des Lenzes
Mit Rosen geschmückt,
Wo ich [den Geliebten]1
An's Herze gedrückt!
Kalt über den Hügel
Rauscht, Winde, dahin!
So sterben die Rosen
[Der Liebe]2 dahin.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludwig Rellstab. Erstes Bändchen. Berlin, bei Friedrich Laue. 1827, pages 106-107.

1 Lachner, Schubert (Alte Gesamtausgabe): "die Geliebte"
2 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "Des Lebens"

See also this setting by Pentenrieder titled Herbst


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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Herfst", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , "The winds of autumn", first published 1911
  • ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , "Autumn", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Automne", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , "Autunno", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 24
Word count: 83

The winds of autumn
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The winds of autumn
Blow cold o'er the lea,
They blight all the flowers,
They strip every tree.
O where, verdant meadows,
Thy sun-kiss'd array?
Thus life's fairest blossoms
Must wither away.

How gray and o'erwhelming
The cloud-masses come,
And blot out the starlight
In heaven's blue dome.
No more is the darkness
Dispell'd by each ray,
Thus hope in the bosom
Must vanish away.

O days of past springtime,
When roses were fair,
When close to my fond heart
I held thee, my dear!
Cold blows now the wind,
Drives the dead leaves away.
Thus love's tender roses
Soon fade and decay.

From a Liszt score.

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Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2011-04-13
Line count: 24
Word count: 103