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Das ist ein Tag, der klingen mag (1853) Op. 23 no.5

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Sechs Lieder aus Jucunde (Op. 23)

Das ist ein Tag, der klingen mag

Das ist ein Tag, der klingen mag –
Die Wachtel schlägt im Korn,
Die Lerche jauchzt mit Jubelschlag
Wohl überm hellen grünen Hag,
Der Jäger bläst in’s Horn.
Frau Nachtigall ruft süßen Schall,
Durch’s Laub ein Flüstern zieht,
Das Echo tönt im Widerhall,
Es klingt und singt allüberall,
Das ist ein Frühlingslied.

This is a day of sound rejoicing

This is a day of sound rejoicing –
The quail sings in the corn,
The lark rejoices in song
Over the bright green hedge,
The hunter winds his horn.
Mistress Nightingale calls so sweetly,
A whisper can be heard through the foliage,
The echo resounds,
Everywhere – sound and song.
That is a true spring song.
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Clara Schumann, née Clara Josephine Wieck, was a German musician and composer, consider by many to be one of the most disguished composers of the Romantic era. She composed a large body of work, including various piano concertos, chamber works, and choral pieces. She was married to Robert Schumann, and maintained a close relationship with Johannes Brahms.


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