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V tak mnohém srdci mrtvo jest (1888) Op. 83

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Písně Milostné (Love Songs) (Op. 83)

V tak mnohém srdci mrtvo jest

V tak mnohém srdci mrtvo jest,
jak v temné pustině,
v něm na žalost a na bolest,
ba, místa jedině.
Tu klamy lásky horoucí
v to srdce vstupuje,
a srdce žalem prahnoucí,
to mní, že miluje.
A v tomto sladkém domnění
se ještě jednou v ráj
to srdce mrtvé promění
a zpívá, zpívá, starou báj!

So many a heart is as though dead

So many a heart is as though dead,
as in a dark wasteland;
yea, only for grief and for pain
does it have room.
Then delusions of burning love
enter into that heart,
and the heart, yearning in misery,
believes that it loves.
And in this sweet belief
the dead heart once again
transforms itself into a paradise
and sings the old tale!

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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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