Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Laß tief in dir mich lesen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Laß tief in dir mich lesen,
Verhehl' auch dies mir nicht,
Was für ein Zauberwesen
Aus deiner Stimme spricht!

So viele Worte dringen
[Ans]1 Ohr uns ohne Plan,
Und während sie verklingen,
Ist alles abgetan!

Doch [drängt]2 auch nur von ferne
Dein Ton zu mir sich her,
[Behorch']3 ich ihn so gerne,
Vergess' ich ihn so schwer.

Ich bebe dann, entglimme
Von allzu rascher Glut:
Mein Herz und deine Stimme
Verstehn sich gar zu gut!

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1 Kjerulf: "In's"
2 Kjerulf: "dringt"
3 Schumann: "Belausch'"

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 Norwegian (Bokmål), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT ENG FRE ; composed by Halfdan Kjerulf.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Haar stem", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , 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: 2016-03-08 16:14:16
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Laisse‑moi lire au fond de toi
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Laisse-moi lire au fond de toi,
Ne me dissimule plus
Cette créature enchanteresse
Qui par ta bouche parle !

Tant de mots nous arrivent
Aux oreilles dans le désordre,
Et tandis qu'ils s'estompent
Rien ne reste !

Mais quand, même de loin, percent
Tes paroles jusqu'à moi,
J'aime les entendre
Je les oublie difficilement.

Et puis je tremble, enflammé
D'une ardeur par trop vive :
Mon cœur et ta voix
S'entendent bien trop bien !

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Pierre Mathé, (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: 2011-08-31 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:32
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Word count: 75