Skip to main content

Songs

Songs

Törnet (1917) Op.88 no.5

Törnet

Törne, du min syskonplanta,
Svept i vinterns is, försmås du,
Höljd af taggar, hatas du.
Men jag tänker: kommer våren,
Slår du ut i blad och rosor,
Och en växt fins ej på jorden,
Ljuf och älskad såsom du.
O, hur mången törnestängel
Står ej naken i naturen,
Som behöfde kärlek blott,
Blott en solblick af ett hjerta,
För att kläda sig i rosor
Och hvart väsens glädje bli!

The Brier Rose

Brier-rose, you my sibling plant,
Wrapped in the Winter's ice you are rejected,
Shrouded in thorns you are despised.
But I think: come Spring,
And you blossom with leaves and roses
And a plant is nowhere on Earth,
Sweet and loved as you.
O, how many a brier-rose
Stands naked in Nature,
That only needed love,
Only a sun-gaze from a heart,
To wrap itself in roses
And become the joy of each being!

Composer

Jean Sibelius was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is best known for his set of seven symphonies, but he also composed over a hundred songs for voice and piano, and various pieces inspired by nature and Nordic mythology.

 Information from Wikipedia. Read more here.


See Full Entry

Sorry, no further description available.

Previously performed at: