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Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton (1791) K620


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Die Zauberflöte (K620)


Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton

Tamino:
Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton,
weil, holde Flöte, durch dein Spielen
selbst wilde Tiere Freude fühlen.
Doch nur Pamina bleibt davon.
Pamina! Pamina! höre, höre mich! –
Umsonst, umsonst! –
Wo? wo? wo? ach wo, wo find’ ich dich? –
Ha, das ist Papagenos Ton! –
Vielleicht sah er Paminen schon! –
Vielleicht eilt sie mit ihm zu mir! –
Vielleicht führt mich der Ton zu ihr!

How powerful must be your magic tone

Tamino:
How powerful must be your magic tone,
Because, wondrous flute, even wild beasts
Feel joy at your sound.
But only Pamina stays away.
Pamina! Pamina! Listen, hear me! –
In vain, in vain! –
Where, ah where shall I find you?
Ha! That is Papageno’s note!
Perhaps he’s already seen Pamina! –
Perhaps she’s hurrying to me with him!
Perhaps the sound will guide me to her!
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Composer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart,[b] was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era. 

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