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Aj! Kterak trojhranec můj (Ah! how my triangle ringing) (1880) Op. 55


Part of a series or song cycle:

Cigánské Melodie (Gypsy Songs) (Op. 55)


Aj! Kterak trojhranec můj (Ah! how my triangle ringing)

Aj! Kterak trojhranec můj přerozkošně zvoní,
jak cigána píseň, když se k smrti kloní!
Když se k smrti kloní, trojhran mu vyzvání.
Konec písni, tanci, lásce, bědování.
Konec písni, tanci, lásce, bědování.

Hey! How my triangle rings out

Hey! How my triangle rings out in splendour!
How easy to approach death with such a sound!
One can approach death to the sound of the triangle!
No more singing, loving and dancing!
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Composer

Antonín Leopold Dvořák (8 September 1841 – 1 May 1904) was a Czech composer, one of the first to achieve worldwide recognition. He frequently employed rhythms and other aspects of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia.

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