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Wie des Abends schöne Röte (1869) Op. 52 no.4

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Liebeslieder-Walzer (Op. 52)

Wie des Abends schöne Röte

Wie des Abends schöne Röte
Möcht ich arme Dirne glühn,
Einem, Einem zu gefallen,
Sonder Ende Wonne sprühn.

Like a lovely sunset

Like a lovely sunset
I, a humble girl, would glow,
and find favour with one alone,
radiating endless rapture.
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna. 

Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by many. 

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Georg Friedrich Daumer was a German poet and philosopher.

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