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Ei! Ei, wie mein Triangel wunderherrlich läutet! (1880) Op. 55


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Zigeunermelodien (Op. 55)


Ei! Ei, wie mein Triangel wunderherrlich läutet!

Ei! Ei, wie mein Triangel wunderherrlich läutet!
Wie Zigeunerlieder, wenn zum Tod man schreitet!
Wenn Triangelklänge mich zum Tod begleiten,
ist's mit Tanz und Liedern aus für alle Zeiten!
Lieder, Reigen, Liebe aus für alle Zeiten.

Hey! How my triangle rings out

Hey! How my triangle rings out in splendour!
Like gypsy songs when we approach death!
When the triangle’s song accompanies me to the grave,
There will be no more singing and dancing!
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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