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Bild der Liebe (1901) no.4

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8 Frühe Lieder

Bild der Liebe

Vom Wald umgeben
Ein Blütenbaum -
So lacht ins Leben
Der Liebe Traum,
Ihm nah verbunden
Und fern zugleich,
Bis er entschwunden
Dem Zauberreich.

Image of love

Surrounded by woods
A tree in bloom –
Thus smiles love’s dream
In the midst of life,
Closely connected
And yet remote,
Till it has vanished
From the magic realm.
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Anton Friedrich Wilhelm Webern was an Austrian composer and conductor.

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