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Schlosser auf, und mache Schlösser (1869) Op.52 no.12


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Liebeslieder-Walzer (Op.52)


Schlosser auf, und mache Schlösser

Schloßer auf, und mache Schlößer,
Schlößer ohne Zahl!
Denn die bösen Mäuler will ich
Schließen allzumal.

Locksmith, come, make me padlocks

Locksmith, come, make me padlocks,
padlocks without number!
So that once and for all I can shut
their malicious mouths.
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

Composer

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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Poet

Georg Friedrich Daumer was a German poet and philosopher.


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