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Melodia Op. 74 no.9


Z gór, gdzie dźwigali
Strasznych krzyżów brzemię,
Widzieli z dala obiecaną ziemię.
Widzieli światło niebieskich promieni,
Ku którym w dole ciągnęło ich plemię,
A sami do tych nie wejdą przestrzeni!
Do godów życia nigdy nie zasiędą,
I nawet, nawet może zapomnieni, będą.


Under their crosses’ cruel weight they stand
To see from the mountain top the promised land.
Their eyes shine with transcendent light
To see their people descending.
They see the regions they will never enter,
The horn of plenty they will never taste!
And here their bones will lie unremembered,
Perhaps for ever.

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Frédéric François Chopin (1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849) was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for solo piano. He has maintained worldwide renown as a leading musician of his era, one whose "poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation."

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