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Es bedet das Gesträuche (1869) Op.52 no.18


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Liebeslieder-Walzer (Op.52)


Es bedet das Gesträuche

Es bebet das Gesträuche,
Gestreift hat es im Fluge
Ein Vöglein.
In gleicher Art erbebet,
Die Seele mir erschüttert
Von Liebe, Lust und Leide,
Gedenkt sie dein.

The foliage trembles,

The foliage trembles,
where a bird in flight
has brushed against it.
And so my soul
trembles too, shuddering
with love, desire and pain,
whenever it thinks of you.
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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