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Aus 'Diego Manazares': Ilmerine (1816) D458

Aus 'Diego Manazares': Ilmerine

Wo irrst du durch einsame Schluchten der Nacht,
Wo bist du, mein Leben, mein Glück?
Schon sind die Gestirne der Nacht
Aus tauendem Dunkel erwacht,
Und ach, der Geliebte kehrt noch nicht zurück. 
Was flüsterst Du quälende Ahnung mir denn:
Ach, dass ich sein Herz wohl verlor?
Er könnte vergessen den Bund,
Den oft mir so zärtlich sein Mund

From 'Diego Manazares': Ilmerine

Why are you wandering through the lonely ravines of the night?
Where are you, my life, my happiness? 
Already the night stars
have awoken from their dewy darkness, 
and, alas, my beloved has not yet returned.
Why are you whispering distressing words of foreboding?
Ah, have I perhaps lost his heart
Could he have forgotten the vow
That his lips have often sworn to me so tenderly

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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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