by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Ein schöner Stern geht auf in meiner...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Ein schöner Stern geht auf in meiner Nacht,
Ein Stern, der süßen Trost herniederlacht
Und neues Leben mir verspricht -
O, lüge nicht!

Gleichwie das Meer dem Mond entgegenschwillt,
So flutet meine Seele, froh und wild,
Empor zu deinem holden Licht -
O, lüge nicht!

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE RUS ; composed by Jacques Blumenthal.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE RUS ; composed by Cécile Sarah Hartog.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE RUS ; composed by Maude Valérie White.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Kate Freiligrath Kroeker (1845 - 1904) , "Katherine", subtitle: "Ein schöner Stem geht auf in meiner Nacht", appears in Poems Selected from Heinrich Heine, ed. by Kate Freiligrath Kroeker, London: Walter Scott, Limited, page 209, first published 1887 FRE RUS ; composed by Frances Allitsen, née Bumpus.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Jules Ruelle (1834 - 1892) ENG ENG RUS ; composed by Akhilles Nikolayevich Alferaki.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Vsevolod Dmitrevich Kostomarov (1837 - 1865) , no title ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Aleksandr Ivanovich Dyubyuk.
  • Also set in Ukrainian (Українська), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG FRE RUS ; composed by Mykola Vitaliyovych Lysenko.

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

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Une belle étoile se lève sur ma nuit
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Une belle étoile se lève sur ma nuit
Une étoile dont le sourire est une douce consolation
Et qui me promet une nouvelle vie -
Ô ne mens pas !

Comme la mer qui se lève vers la lune,
Mon âme joyeuse et sauvage
Monte vers ta gracieuse lumière -
Ô ne mens pas!

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Text added to the website: 2011-06-02 00:00:00
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