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Drei Masken sah ich am Himmel stehn (1918) Op. 66

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Der Krämerspiegel (Op. 66)

Drei Masken sah ich am Himmel stehn

Drei Masken sah ich am Himmel stehn,
Wie Larven sind sie anzusehn.
O Schreck, dahinter sieht man …
Herrn Friedmann!

Three masks I saw in the sky

Three Masks I saw in the sky,
Most horrible to behold.
O horror, behind them you can see …
The Man of Peace!

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Richard Georg Strauss was a German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is particularly well-known for his operas, Lieder, and tone poems. 

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