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Tief von fern (1901) no.1


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Tief von fern

Aus des Abends weißen Wogen
Taucht ein Stern;
Tief von fern
Kommt der junge Mond gezogen.
Tief von fern
Aus des Morgens grauen Wogen,
Langt der große blasse Bogen
Nach dem Stern.

In the deep distance

From the white billows of evening
a star looms up;
in the deep distance
the young moon draws near.
In the deep distance
from the grey billows of morning
the great arc reaches out
for the star.
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Composer

Anton Friedrich Wilhelm Webern was an Austrian composer and conductor.


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Poet

Richard Fedor Leopold Dehmel was a German poet and writer. His poems use a range of metrical patterns, and have been set to music by composers such as Richard Strauss, Arnold Schoenberg, and Kurt Weill. His poetry often focused on themes of love and sensuality, and he was tried for obscenity and blasphemy in the late 1890s.


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