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Nach einem Gewitter

by Franz Schubert

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Text & Translation

Nach einem Gewitter
German source: Johann Mayrhofer

Auf den Blumen flimmern Perlen,
Philomelens Klagen fliessen;
Mutiger nun dunkle Erlen
In die reinen Lüfte spriessen.

Und dem Tale, so erblichen,
Kehret holde Röte wieder,
In der Blüten Wohlgerüchen
Baden Vögel ihr Gefieder.

Hat die Brust sich ausgewittert,
Seitwärts lehnt der Gott den Bogen,
Und sein golden Antlitz zittert
Reiner auf versöhnten Wogen.

After a Thunderstorm
English translation © Richard Wigmore

Pearls glisten on the flowers;
Philomel’s lament pours forth.
More boldly now, dark alders
shoot up into the pure air.

And to the valley, grown so pale,
a fair flush returns.
In the fragrance of the flowers
birds bathe their plumage.

When the storm has ceased within the heart
God tilts his bow sideways,
and his golden countenance glitters
more clearly upon the stilled waves.

Nach einem Gewitter
German source: Johann Mayrhofer

After a Thunderstorm
English source: Richard Wigmore

Auf den Blumen flimmern Perlen,
Pearls glisten on the flowers;
Philomelens Klagen fliessen;
Philomel’s lament pours forth.
Mutiger nun dunkle Erlen
More boldly now, dark alders
In die reinen Lüfte spriessen.
shoot up into the pure air.

Und dem Tale, so erblichen,
And to the valley, grown so pale,
Kehret holde Röte wieder,
a fair flush returns.
In der Blüten Wohlgerüchen
In the fragrance of the flowers
Baden Vögel ihr Gefieder.
birds bathe their plumage.

Hat die Brust sich ausgewittert,
When the storm has ceased within the heart
Seitwärts lehnt der Gott den Bogen,
God tilts his bow sideways,
Und sein golden Antlitz zittert
and his golden countenance glitters
Reiner auf versöhnten Wogen.
more clearly upon the stilled waves.

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

Johann Mayrhofer

Johann Baptist Mayrhofer , was an Austrian poet and librettist. He is best known for his close friendship with the composer Franz Schubert. Mayrhofer was born in Steyr, educated and Novitiate in St. Florian's Priory Upper Austria. In 1810 he began…

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