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Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond (English translation)

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Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond

SIEGMUND
Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond,
in mildem Lichte leuchtet der Lenz;
auf linden Lüften leicht und lieblich,
Wunder webend er sich wiegt;
durch Wald und Auen weht sein Atem,
weit geöffnet lacht sein Aug': -
aus sel'ger Vöglein Sange süß er tönt,
holde Düfte haucht er aus;
seinem warmen Blut entblühen wonnige Blumen,
Keim und Spross entspringt seiner Kraft.
Mit zarter Waffen Zier bezwingt er die Welt;
Winter und Sturm wichen der starken Wehr:
wohl musste den tapfern Streichen
die strenge Türe auch weichen,
die trotzig und starr uns trennte von ihm. -
Zu seiner Schwester schwang er sich her;
die Liebe lockte den Lenz:
in unsrem Busen barg sie sich tief;
nun lacht sie selig dem Licht.
Die bräutliche Schwester befreite der Bruder;
zertrümmert liegt, was je sie getrennt:
jauchzend grüßt sich das junge Paar:
vereint sind Liebe und Lenz!
 
Submitted by CoopysnoopyCoopysnoopy on Tue, 12/07/2016 - 10:26
Last edited by CoopysnoopyCoopysnoopy on Wed, 20/07/2016 - 06:52
Submitter's comments:

Siegmund in the video: Robert Gambill

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Winter Storms gave way to the Merry Moon

SIEGMUND
Winter storms gave way to the merry moon,
Springtime gleams in mild light;
On bland airs, gentle and lovely
He* sways by doing wonders;
Through woods and meadows blows his breath,
His eye laughs widely apart: -
He chimes from overjoyed bird's sweet singing,
He exhales lovely fragrances;
Delightful flowers reflourish his warm blood,
Germ and sprout arise from his strength.
With tender weapon's ornament he conquers the world;
Winter and storm gave way to the strong fight:
Even the rigid door
Which defiantly and rigidly seperated us from him
Had do give way to the brave strokes. -
He came here to his sister;
Love tempted springtime:
It** hided deeply in our bosom;
Now it smiles overjoyed at the light.
The brother unchained the bridal sister,
Whatever seperated them lies in ruins:
The young couple welcomes each other with jubilation:
Love and springtime are united!
 
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Submitted by CoopysnoopyCoopysnoopy on Tue, 12/07/2016 - 11:10
Author's comments:

* springtime; I left the masculine because of the allusion to Siegmund and Sieglinde
** love

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lawrence18uklawrence18uk    Tue, 23/07/2019 - 11:54

His eye laughs widely apart: -> Wide open laughs his eye
Delightful flowers reflourish his warm blood -> Delightful flowers flourish from his warm blood,
seperated -> separated (twice)
Had do give way to the brave strokes -> Had to give way to the brave strokes
It** hided deeply in our bosom; -> It** hid deep in our bosom;
The young couple welcomes each other with jubilation: -> NB welcome

Suggestion: for "merry moon" use "May moon", apparently this is an old German idiom

michealtmichealt    Sat, 31/08/2019 - 14:28

The video appears to have disappeared from this page.
But there are three videos of it with Gambill singing as Siegfried at Youtube:-
a video of the performance on stage at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpSvziKgYbI (there's another similar one but the pictures are rather dark)
a video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIo_VSiC6-A showing Gambill offstage and smiling, the sound track was recorded from the same performance as the ones mentioned above but there is no sight of the performance on stage.

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