Nocturnal – Das Nachtlied

Nocturnal – Das Nachtlied

Nocturnal – Das Nachtlied

July 20, 2012 | Abstract, blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

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das nachtlied( nocturnal)  size: 14×20″    acrylic/watercolor paper

         Nachtlied  von  Friedrich Hebbel

Quellende, schwellende Nacht           _____          Night – welling and swelling

voll von Lichtern und Sternen:          _____           full with lights and stars

in den ewigen Fernen                             _____            in the eternal distances

sage was ist da erwacht ?                        _____          say, what is awakening there ?

 

Herz in der Brust wird beengt;            _____        Heart in my bosom constricted

steigendes, neigendes Leben,             _____        life rising and ascending

Riesenhaft fuehle ich’s schweben,       _____       enormous I feel its weave

welches das meine verdraengt.          _____       which suppresses mine

 

Schlaf, da nahest Du dich leis’ ,            _____        Sleep, you quietly nearing

wie dem Kinde die Amme,                     _____        as a nurse to the child

und um die duerftige Flamme             _____         and through bickering flames

ziehst Du den schuetzenden Kreis.    _____        you draw a sheltered circle.

 

Set into music by Robert Schumann

 Several musician set this poem into music at the time of the romantic

 Title:  Nachtlied von Friedrich Hebbel für Chor und Orchester, Op.108

Composer Schumann Opus/Catalogue NumberOp.108Year/Date of Composition 1849 First Publication 1853 Librettist Christian Friedrich Hebbel (1813-1863) Language German Dedication

“Dem Dichter gewidmet.” (Dedicated to the poet) Piece Style Romantic Instrumentation Orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.btbn.0/str) and chorus (SATB)

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