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Im Haine

by Franz Schubert

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Im Haine
German source: Franz von Bruchmann

Sonnenstrahlen
Durch die Tannen,
Wie sie fallen
Ziehn von dannen
Alle Schmerzen,
Und im Herzen
Wohnet reiner Friede nur.

Stilles Sausen
Lauer Lüfte,
Und im Brausen
Zarte Düfte,
Die sich neigen
Aus den Zweigen,
Atmet aus die ganze Flur.

Wenn nur immer
Dunkle Bäume,
Sonnenschimmer,
Grüne Säume
Uns umblühten
Und umglühten,
Tilgend aller Qualen Spur!

In the grove
English translation © Richard Wigmore

As rays of sunlight
fall
through the fir trees
all sorrow
drifts away
and in our hearts
dwells only peace.

Balmy breezes
murmuring softly,
and the whispering
delicate scents
that float down
from the branches
caress every meadow.

If only
dark trees,
shimmering sunlight
and the edge of green woods
were to flower
and glow about us for ever,
wiping away all traces of pain!

Richard Wigmore © 2005

Im Haine
German source: Franz von Bruchmann

In the grove
English source: Richard Wigmore

Sonnenstrahlen
As rays of sunlight
Durch die Tannen,
fall
Wie sie fallen
through the fir trees
Ziehn von dannen
all sorrow
Alle Schmerzen,
drifts away
Und im Herzen
and in our hearts
Wohnet reiner Friede nur.
dwells only peace.

Stilles Sausen
Balmy breezes
Lauer Lüfte,
murmuring softly,
Und im Brausen
and the whispering
Zarte Düfte,
delicate scents
Die sich neigen
that float down
Aus den Zweigen,
from the branches
Atmet aus die ganze Flur.
caress every meadow.

Wenn nur immer
If only
Dunkle Bäume,
dark trees,
Sonnenschimmer,
shimmering sunlight
Grüne Säume
and the edge of green woods
Uns umblühten
were to flower
Und umglühten,
and glow about us for ever,
Tilgend aller Qualen Spur!
wiping away all traces of pain!

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

Franz von Bruchmann

Franz Joseph von Bruchmann was the son of Johann Christian Maria von Bruchmann, director of the Vienna National Bank, one of the richest men in Vienna and  patron of Franz Schubert and the artist Leopold Kupelwieser.  In his Vienna home Johann…

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