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Mein Lied ertönt (1880) Op. 55


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Zigeunermelodien (Op. 55)


Mein Lied ertönt

Mein Lied ertönt, ein Liebespsalm,
beginnt der Tag zu sinken,
und wenn das Moos, der welke Halm
Tauperlen heimlich trinken.
Mein Lied ertönt voll Wanderlust,
wenn wir die Welt durchwallen,
nur auf der Puszta weitem Plan
kann froh mein Sang erschallen.
Mein Lied ertönt voll Liebe auch,
wenn Heidestürme toben;
wenn sich befreit zum letzten Hauch
des Bruders Brust gehoben!

My song resounds

My song resounds, a psalm of love,
When day begins to fade,
And when the moss and withered grass
Secretly drink in pearls of dew.
My song resounds full of wanderlust,
As we journey through the world,
Only on my wide native plains
Can my song ring out happily.
My song is also full of love,
As storms rage across the heath,
And my friend breathes his last
And frees himself from pain!
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Composer

Antonín Leopold Dvořák (8 September 1841 – 1 May 1904) was a Czech composer, one of the first to achieve worldwide recognition. He frequently employed rhythms and other aspects of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia.

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