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Glückloser Engel 2 (1999)

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Ende der Handschrift, 11 späte Gedichte von Heiner Müller

Glückloser Engel 2

Zwischen Stadt und Stadt
Nach der Mauer der Abgrund
Wind an den Schultern die fremde
Hand am einsamen Fleisch
Der Engel ich höre ihn noch
Aber er hat kein Gesicht mehr als
Deines das ich nicht kenne

Hapless Angel 2

Between city and city
After the wall the abyss
Wind at the shoulders the unfamiliar
Hand on the lonely flesh
The angel I still hear him
But he hasn’t a face any more than
Yours that I do not know

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Wolfgang Rihm is a German composer. Rihm is musical director of the Institute of New Music and Media at the University of Music Karlsruhe and has been composer in residence at the Lucerne Festival and the Salzburg Festival.

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