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Von Händlern wird die Kunst bedroht (1918) Op. 66

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Der Krämerspiegel (Op. 66)

Von Händlern wird die Kunst bedroht

Von Händlern wird die Kunst bedroht,
Da habt ihr die Bescherung:
Sie bringen der Musik den Tod,
Sich selber die Verklärung …

Art is threatened by shopkeepers

Art is threatened by shopkeepers,
And there you have it:
They bring Death to music,
Transfiguration to themselves …

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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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