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Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft (1869) Op.52 no.13


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Liebeslieder-Walzer (Op.52)


Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft

Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft,
Sucht nach einem Aste;
Und das Herz ein Herz begehrts,
Wo es selig raste.
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

A little bird flies through the skies

A little bird flies through the skies,
searching for a branch;
thus does one heart seek another,
where it might rest in bliss.
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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