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Andenken

by Franz Schubert

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Text & Translation

Andenken
German source: Matthison, Friedrich von

Ich denke dein,
Wenn durch den Hain
Der Nachtigallen
Akkorde schallen!
Wann denkst du mein?

Ich denke dein
Im Dämmerschein
Der Abendhelle
Am Schattenquelle!
Wo denkst du mein?

Ich denke dein
Mit süsser Pein
Mit bangem Sehnen
Und heissen Tränen!
Wie denkst du mein?

O denke mein,
Bis zum Verein
Auf besserm Sterne!
In jeder Ferne
Denk ich nur dein!

Remembrance
English translation © Richard Wigmore

I think of you
when through the grove
the nightingales’
harmonious song echoes!
When do you think of me?

I think of you
in the twilight
of evening
at the shady spring!
Where do you think of me?

I think of you
with sweet pain,
with anxious longing,
and burning tears!
How do you think of me?

Oh, think of me
until we meet
in a better world! However
distant you are,
I shall think only of you!

Andenken
German source: Matthison, Friedrich von

Remembrance
English source: Richard Wigmore

Ich denke dein,
I think of you
Wenn durch den Hain
when through the grove
Der Nachtigallen
the nightingales’
Akkorde schallen!
harmonious song echoes!
Wann denkst du mein?
When do you think of me?

Ich denke dein
I think of you
Im Dämmerschein
in the twilight
Der Abendhelle
of evening
Am Schattenquelle!
at the shady spring!
Wo denkst du mein?
Where do you think of me?

Ich denke dein
I think of you
Mit süsser Pein
with sweet pain,
Mit bangem Sehnen
with anxious longing,
Und heissen Tränen!
and burning tears!
Wie denkst du mein?
How do you think of me?

O denke mein,
Oh, think of me
Bis zum Verein
until we meet
Auf besserm Sterne!
in a better world! However
In jeder Ferne
distant you are,
Denk ich nur dein!
I shall think only of you!

Composer

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He…

Poet

Matthison, Friedrich von

Friedrich von Matthisson was a German poet, an early member of the German Romantic movement. His best known poem is probably Adelaide, which was set to music by Beethoven. He was born at Hohendodeleben near Magdeburg, the son of the village pastor,…

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