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An den Schlaf (1816) D447

An den Schlaf

Komm, und senke die umflorten Schwingen, 
Süsser Schlummer, auf den müden Blick! 
Segner! Freund! in deinen Armen dringen
Trost und Balsam auf’s verlorne Glück. 

To sleep

Come, and lay your gossamer wings,
sweet slumber, upon my weary eyes. 
Benefactor! Friend! In your arms
comfort and balm come to my lost happiness.

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Composer

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He was uncommonly gifted from a young age, but appreciation of his music was limited during his lifetime. His work became more popular in the decades after his death, and was praised by 19th century composers, including Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Liszt.

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