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Marie

by Franz Schubert

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Marie
German source: Georg Friedrich Philipp von Hardenberg ('Novalis')

Ich sehe dich in taüsend Bildern,
Maria, lieblich ausgedrückt,
Doch keins von allen kann dich schildern,
Wie meine Seele dich erblickt.

Ich weiss nur, dass der Welt Getümmel
Seitdem mir wie ein Traum verweht
Und ein unnennbar süsser Himmel
Mir ewig im Gemüte steht.

Mary
English translation © Georg Friedrich Philipp von Hardenberg ('Novalis')

I see you in a thousand pictures,
Mary, sweetly portrayed;
yet none of them can depict you
as my soul has seen you.

I only know that since then
the world’s tumult has drifted away from me
like a dream, and an ineffably sweet heaven
is forever in my heart.

Marie
German source: Georg Friedrich Philipp von Hardenberg ('Novalis')

Mary
English source: Georg Friedrich Philipp von Hardenberg ('Novalis')

Ich sehe dich in taüsend Bildern,
I see you in a thousand pictures,
Maria, lieblich ausgedrückt,
Mary, sweetly portrayed;
Doch keins von allen kann dich schildern,
yet none of them can depict you
Wie meine Seele dich erblickt.
as my soul has seen you.

Ich weiss nur, dass der Welt Getümmel
I only know that since then
Seitdem mir wie ein Traum verweht
the world’s tumult has drifted away from me
Und ein unnennbar süsser Himmel
like a dream, and an ineffably sweet heaven
Mir ewig im Gemüte steht.
is forever in my heart.

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

Georg Friedrich Philipp von Hardenberg ('Novalis')

Novalis was the pseudonym of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, a poet, author, and philosopher of early German Romanticism. Hardenberg's professional work and university background, namely his study of mineralogy and management of…

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