Translation © by Lau Kanen

Schöne Fremde
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE FRE HEB ITA NOR POR SPA
Es rauschen die Wipfel und schauern,
Als machten zu dieser Stund
Um die halbversunkenen Mauern
Die alten Götter die Rund.

Hier hinter den Myrtenbäumen
In heimlich dämmernder Pracht,
Was sprichst du wirr wie in Träumen
Zu mir, phantastische Nacht?

Es funkeln auf mich alle Sterne
Mit glühendem Liebesblick,
Es redet trunken die Ferne
Wie vom künftigem, großem Glück.

Authorship

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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Mooi vreemd land", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Beauteous foreign land", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Marc Wittenberg) , "Le beau pays étranger", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Beau pays étranger", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "נכר יפה", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Bei paesi stranieri", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Det vakre fremmede", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "Belas terras estrangeiras", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , "Bella tierra extranjera", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
Line count: 12
Word count: 58

Mooi vreemd land
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
De boomtoppen ruisen en huiv'ren
Als liepen hier goden rond,
Liepen oude goden te schuif'len
Langs muren half in de grond.
 
Hier achter de mirtenbomen
In heim'lijk scheem'rende pracht
Wat spreek jij, vaag als in dromen,
Tot mij, fantastische nacht?
 
Hoe fonk'len op mij alle sterren
Met gloeiende liefdesblik,
En dronken spreekt daar iets verre
Als van naderend groot geluk.

Note: singable for Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and Schumann.


Authorship

  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2012 by Lau Kanen, (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: 2012-09-10 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-08-24 00:37:12
Line count: 12
Word count: 60