by Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810 - 1876)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Wenn durch die Piazetta
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA ITA
Wenn durch die Piazetta
Die Abendluft weht,
[Dann]1 weißt du, Ninetta,
Wer wartend [hier]2 steht.
Du weißt, wer trotz Schleier
Und Maske dich kennt,
[Wie Amor die Venus
Am Nachtfirmament.]3

Ein Schifferkleid trag' ich
Zur selbigen Zeit,
Und zitternd dir sag' ich:
„Das Boot [liegt]4 bereit!
[O, komm’! jetzt, wo Lune’n]5
Noch Wolken umziehn,
Laß durch die Lagunen,
[Mein Leben,]6 uns fliehn!“

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Confirmed with Ferdinand Freiligrath's sämmtliche Werke, Dritter Band, New-York: Verlag von Friedrich Gerhard, 1858, page 326.

1 Sommer: "So"
2 Sommer: "dort"
3 Fischhof, Mendelssohn: "Du weisst, wie die Sehnsucht / Im Herzen mir brennt." ; Sommer: "Du weisst, wie die Sehnsucht / Im Herzen hier brennt."
4 Fischhof, Mendelssohn, Sommer: "ist"
5 Schumann: "O komm, wo den Mond"
6 Fischhof, Mendelssohn, Sommer: "Geliebte"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "When through the piazzetta", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant vénitien II", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Quando per la Piazzetta", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2003-11-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-02-08 13:15:13
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Als door de Piazetta
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Als door de Piazetta
De avondwind gaat,
Dan weet je, Ninetta,
Wie wachtend hier staat.
Wie ondanks je sluier
En masker jou kent,
[Als Amor zijn Venus
aan 't nachtfirmament]1.
 
Een gondelier ben ik
In kleed en gebaar,
En bevende zeg ik:
De boot ligt al klaar!
[O kom nu, nu wolken
nog Luna omgaan]2,
Laat door de lagunen,
[Geliefde]3, ons gaan!

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Translation of title "Venetianisches Lied II" = "Venetiaans lied II"
1 Fischhof, Mendelssohn: "Hoe 't verlangen/ Het hart mij verzengt"
2 Schumann: "O kom, nu bewolking/ Verhult nog de maan"
3 Mendelssohn: "Mijn leven"

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Text added to the website: 2012-06-18 00:00:00
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