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Einsam (1913) Op. 15


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Lieder aus der Fremde (nach dem Chinesischen von Hans Bethge) (Op. 15)


Einsam

Am dunkelblauen Himmel steht der Mond.
Ich habe meine Lampe ausgelöscht, –
Schwer von Gedanken ist mein einsam Herz.
Ich weine, weine; meine armen Tränen
Rinnen so heiß und bitter von den Wangen,
Weil du so fern bist meiner grossen Sehnsucht,
Weil du es nicht begreifen wirst,
Wie weh mir ist, wenn ich nicht bei dir bin.

Alone

The moon shines in the dark blue sky.
I have extinguished my lamp, –
My lonely heart is heavy with thought.
I weep, weep; my poor tears
Course so hot and bitter down my cheeks,
Because you are so far from my great longing,
Because you will not understand
The pain I feel, when I am not with you.
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Composer

Egon Joseph Wellesz was an Austrian, later British composer, teacher and musicologist, notable particularly in the field of Byzantine music.


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