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Geh Ariel (1999)

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Ende der Handschrift, 11 späte Gedichte von Heiner Müller

Geh Ariel

Geh Ariel bring den Sturm
zum Schweigen und
wirf die Betäubten an den Strand
Ich brauch sie
lebend, damit ich sie töten kann
Vater warum?

Go Ariel

Go, Ariel, silence
the storm and
throw the stupefied onto the beach
I need them
Alive, that I might kill them
Why, Father?
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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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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