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Hochgetürmte Rimaflut, wie bist du so trüb (1887) Op. 103


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Zigeunerlieder (ensemble version) (Op. 103)


Hochgetürmte Rimaflut, wie bist du so trüb

Hochgetürmte Rimaflut, wie bist du so trüb;
An dem Ufer klag ich laut nach dir, mein Lieb!
Wellen fliehen, Wellen strömen,
Rauschen an dem Strand heran zu mir;
An dem Rimaufer laßt mich ewig weinen nach ihr!

Rima, how troubled your towering waters are

Rima, how troubled your towering waters are;
I’ll lament for you loudly on its banks, my love!
Waters rush by, waves stream past,
Roaring towards me on the shore;
On the banks of the Rima let me weep for her eternally!
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Composer

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna. 

Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by many. 

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Poet

Hugo Conrat is most known for his German adaptations of the Hungarian folksongs in Zigeunerlieder (Brahms). 
He was a member of Brahms' circle in Vienna.


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