All nächtlich im Traume (Robert Schumann)
- Editor: Marco Gallo (submitted 2005-09-14). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 43 kB Copyright: Free Art License
- Edition notes:
Title: All nächtlich im Traume
Composer: Robert Schumann
Lyricist: Heinrich Heine, contained in his collection of poems named "Book of songs" (1827)
Number of voices: 1v Voicing: Solo low, low voice
Genre: Secular, Lied
Description: Felix Mendelssohn also set this poem to music.
Original text and translations
| German text
Allnächtlich im Traume seh ich dich,
literal translation (to assist singers) by firstname.lastname@example.org
The term "vergessen"/"forgotten" has a natural emphasis due to its prominent position at the poem’s end. The "cypresses" (trees which are also typical of cemeteries) are apparently likewise a symbol of death and end. The poem is an example for the ironical disillusionment which is indeed typical of Heine.