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Im Hause des Müllers (1851) Op.112

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Der Rose Pilgerfahrt II (Op. 112)

Im Hause des Müllers

Im Hause des Müllers,
Da tönen die Geigen,
Da springen die Bursche
Im wirbelnden Reigen,
Da klingen die Gläser,
Schallt „Hussah“ darein.
Hochzeit wird gefeiert,
Wörtlein ach so süß.
Im Hause des Müllers,
Da zittert die Diele,
Es drängt sich und hebt sich
Im bunten Gewühle,
Und Alles jauchzt: „Hussah,
Hoch Bräut’gam und Braut!“
Hochzeit wird gefeiert,
Wörtlein ach so süß.

In the house of the miller

In the house of the miller,
Violins resound,
The young lads are leaping
About in a whirling dance,
The glasses are clinking,
And cheering is mingled with these sounds.
A marriage is being celebrated –
Marriage – ah, word so sweet.
In the house of the miller
The floorboards shake,
The colourful throng
Surges and swells,
And everyone rejoices: “Hurrah,
Long live the bride and groom!”
A marriage is being celebrated–
Marriage – ah, word so sweet.
Translations by Sharon Krebs first published in 2009 at, and reprinted by Carus-Verlag

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Robert Schumann was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing.

Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as KinderszenenAlbum für die JugendBlumenstück, the Sonatas and Albumblätter are among his most famous. His writings about music appeared mostly in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (New Journal for Music), a Leipzig-based publication which he jointly founded.

In 1840, Schumann married Friedrich Wieck's daughter Clara, against the wishes of her father, following a long and acrimonious legal battle, which found in favor of Clara and Robert. Clara also composed music and had a considerable concert career as a pianist, the earnings from which formed a substantial part of her father's fortune.

Schumann suffered from a lifelong mental disorder, first manifesting itself in 1833 as a severe melancholic depressive episode, which recurred several times alternating with phases of ‘exaltation’ and increasingly also delusional ideas of being poisoned or threatened with metallic items. After a suicide attempt in 1854, Schumann was admitted to amental asylum, at his own request, in Endenich near Bonn. Diagnosed with "psychotic melancholia", Schumann died two years later in 1856 without having recovered from his mental illness.

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