by Johann Baptist Mayrhofer (1787 - 1836)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Trost
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Hörnerklänge rufen klagend
Aus des Forstes grüner Nacht,
In das Land der Liebe tragend
Waltet ihre Zaubermacht.
Selig, wer ein Herz gefunden,
Das sich liebend ihm ergab,
Mir ist jedes Glück entschwunden,
Denn die Teure deckt das Grab.

Tönen aus des Waldes Gründen
Hörnerklänge an mein Ohr,
Glaub ich wieder sie zu finden,
Zieht es mich zu ihr empor!
Jenseits wird sie mir erscheinen,
Die sich liebend mir ergab,
O welch seliges Vereinen,
Keine Schrecken hat das Grab.

Note: Schubert received Mayrhofer's texts in handwriting. This poem does not appear in any printed edition of Mayrhofer's poems. Schubert wrote only the first stanza into his manuscript, but put a repeat sign at the end. The text of the second stanza is taken from the first edition of the song; it cannot be confirmed that it does originate from Mayrhofer.


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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Consol", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Troost", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (T. P. (Peter) Perrin) , "Solace", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Réconfort", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-08-14 10:28:31
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Word count: 78

Réconfort
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Les appels des cors retentissent plaintivement,
De la nuit verte de la forêt,
Pour nous transporter dans le pays de l'amour,
Ils ont des pouvoirs magiques.
Heureux celui qui trouve un cœur
Qui se donne lui-même à l'amour.
Tout ce bonheur est fini pour moi,
Car la tombe recouvre mon amour.

Quand de la profondeur de la forêt retentit
L'appel du cor à mon oreille,
J'imagine que je l'ai retrouvée à nouveau,
Et que je suis attiré vers elle.
De l'autre côté, elle se montrera à moi
Celle qui pleine d'amour s'est donnée à moi.
Oh, quelle réunion bienheureuse !
La tombe ne porte aucune terreur.

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Text added to the website: 2012-11-27 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:05
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Word count: 106