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Far Away (1828) D957


Part of a series or song cycle:

Swansong (D957)


Far Away

Cursed is my destiny
Bitter, my agony
Wandering aimlessly
To lands unknown to me
Far from my family
Everyone dear to me.
Look at what’s left for me
Heartbreak and misery
Heartbreak and misery!
Sighing so bitterly
Weeping unceasingly
Sometimes my agony
Seems far too strong for me
Pounding unstoppably
Deep in the heart of me
Even the stars I see
Laugh at my misery
Laugh at my misery
Sometimes I hear the breeze
Brushing the poplar trees
Even the thought of these
Heavenly harmonies
Can’t set my heart at ease
Deepen my miseries
How can I live with these
Bittersweet memories?
Sometimes I hear the breeze
Brushing the poplar trees
Even the thought of these
Can’t set my heart at ease...
Heavenly harmonies
Deepen my miseries.
How can I live with these
Bittersweet memories?

Composer

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He was uncommonly gifted from a young age, but appreciation of his music was limited during his lifetime. His work became more popular in the decades after his death, and was praised by 19th century composers, including Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Liszt.

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