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Ja vim, ze v sladke nadeji (1888) Op. 83


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Písně Milostné (Love Songs) (Op. 83)


Ja vim, ze v sladke nadeji

Já vím, že v sladké naději
tě smím přec milovat;
a že chceš tím horoucněji
mou lásku pěstovat.
A přec, když nazřím očí tvých
v tu přerozkošnou noc
a zvím jak nebe lásky z nich
na mne snáší moc:
Tu moje oko slzami,
tu náhle se obstírá,
neb v štěstí naše za námi
zlý osud pozírá!

I know that in sweet hope

I know that in sweet hope
I may love you after all,
and that you want to nurture
my love all the more fervently.
And still, when I look into your eyes,
into that blissful night,
and learn how love’s heaven
brings down its power from them upon me,
then my eye suddenly
clouds with tears,
for in our happiness, behind us
evil fate is watching!

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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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