Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Wenn ich durch Wald und Fluren geh
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Wenn ich durch Wald und Fluren geh,
Es wird mir dann so wohl und weh
In unruhvoller Brust.
So wohl, so weh, wenn ich die Au,
In ihrer Schönheit Fülle schau',
Und all' die Frühlingslust.

Denn, was im Winde tönend weht,
Was aufgethürmt gen Himmel steht,
Und auch der Mensch, so hold vertraut,
Mit all' der Schönheit, die er schaut,
Entschwindet, und vergeht.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Selam. Ein Almanach für Freunde des Mannigfaltigen auf das Jahr 1813. Herausgegeben von I.F.Castelli. Wien, gedruckt und im Verlage bey Anton Strauß, page 203.

Note: This is the first version of Collin's poem. A later version, with the title Naturgefühl, has been published posthumously in 1827 (see below).


Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Another version of this text exists in the database.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Weemoed", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Melancholy", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Mélancolie", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Malinconia", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-11-03 03:49:40
Line count: 11
Word count: 63

Mélancolie
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Quand je marche à travers les bois et la campagne,
Je me sens si bien et si mélancolique
Dans mon cœur sans repos.
Si bien, si mélancolique quand je vois la prairie
Dans la plénitude de sa beauté,
Et toute la joie du printemps.

Car tout ce qui souffle et résonne dans le vent,
Tout ce qui s'élève vers le ciel,
Et l'homme lui-même, si aimablement familier
Avec toute la beauté qu'il voit,
Disparaîtra et mourra.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2012-11-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:05
Line count: 11
Word count: 76