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Schlafend trägt man mich [Der Glühende] (1910)


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Vier Gesänge (Op. 2)


Schlafend trägt man mich [Der Glühende]

Schlafend trägt man mich
in mein Heimatland.
Ferne komm' ich her,
über Gipfel, über Schlünde,
über ein dunkles Meer
in mein Heimatland.

I am borne in sleep

I am borne in sleep
to my homeland.
I come from afar,
over peaks, over gorges,
over a dark sea
to my homeland.
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Composer

Alban Maria Johannes Berg was an Austrian composer of the Second Viennese School. His circle included the musicians Alexander von Zemlinsky and Franz Schreker, the painter Gustav Klimt, the writer and satirist Karl Kraus, the architect Adolf Loos, and the poet Peter Altenberg. 

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Poet

Alfred Mombert was a German poet.


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