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An die Entfernte (1822) D765

An die Entfernte

So hab’ ich wirklich dich verloren? 
Bist du, o Schöne, mir entflohn? 
Noch klingt in den gewohnten Ohren 
Ein jedes Wort, ein jeder Ton.
So wie des Wandrers Blick am Morgen 
Vergebens in die Lüfte dringt,
Wenn, in dem blauen Raum verborgen, 
Hoch über ihm die Lerche singt:
So dringet ängstlich hin und wieder
Durch Feld und Busch und Wald mein Blick; 
Dich rufen alle meine Lieder:
„O komm, Geliebte, mir zurück!“

To the distant beloved

Have I really lost you?
Have you fled from me, fairest love? 
Every word, every tone
still sounds in my well-accustomed ears.
As in the morning the traveller’s gaze 
searches the heavens in vain
when, concealed in the blue firmament, 
the lark sings high above him:
So my gaze searches anxiously back and forth 
through field, thicket and woodland;
all my songs call out to you:
‘Come back to me, beloved!’

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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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Johann Wolfgang Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him exist. A literary celebrity by the age of 25, Goethe was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Karl August in 1782 after first taking up residence there in November 1775 following the success of his first novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther. He was an early participant in the Sturm und Drang literary movement. During his first ten years in Weimar, Goethe served as a member of the Duke's privy council, sat on the war and highway commissions, oversaw the reopening of silver mines in nearby Ilmenau, and implemented a series of administrative reforms at the University of Jena. He also contributed to the planning of Weimar's botanical park and the rebuilding of its Ducal Palace, which in 1998 were together designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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