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Wisst ihr, wann mein Kindchen (1887) Op. 103


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Zigeunerlieder (ensemble version) (Op. 103)


Wisst ihr, wann mein Kindchen

Wisst ihr, wann mein Kindchen
Am allerschönsten ist?
Wenn ihr süßes Mündchen
Scherzt und lacht und küß.t
Schätzelein
Du bist mein,
Inniglich
Küß ich dich,
Dich erschuf der liebe Himmel
Einzig nur für mich!
Wißt ihr, wann mein Liebster
Am besten mir gefällt?
Wenn in seinen Armen
Er mich umschlungen hält.
Schätzelein,
Du bist mein,
Inniglich
Küß ich dich,
Dich erschuf der liebe Himmel
Einzig nur für mich!

Do you know when my little girl

Do you know when my little girl
Is at her loveliest?
When her sweet little mouth
Jokes and laughs and kisses.
Sweetheart,
You are mine,
Tenderly
I kiss you,
Dear heaven made you
For me alone!
Do you know when my beloved
Pleases me most?
When he holds me
In his arms’ embrace.
Sweetheart,
You are mine,
Tenderly
I kiss you,
Dear heaven made you
For me alone!
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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