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Nachtigall, sie singt so schön (1869) Op. 52 no.15

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Liebeslieder-Walzer (Op. 52)

Nachtigall, sie singt so schön

Nachtigall, sie singt so schön,
Wenn die Sterne funkeln –
Liebe mich, geliebtes Herz,
Küße mich im Dunkeln!

The nightingale sings so sweetly

The nightingale sings so sweetly,
when the stars are sparkling –
Love me, dear heart,
kiss me in the dark!
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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