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Die Künstler sind die Schöpfer (1918) Op. 66


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Der Krämerspiegel (Op. 66)


Die Künstler sind die Schöpfer

Die Künstler sind die Schöpfer,
Ihr Unglück sind die Schröpfer.
Wer trampelt durch den Künstlerbau
Als wie der Ochs von Lerchenau?
Wer stellt das Netz als Jäger?
Wer ist der Geldsackpfleger?
Wer ist der Zankerreger?
Und der Bazillenträger?
Der biedere, der freundliche,
Der treffliche, der edle
Verleger!

Artists are creators

Artists are creators,
Bloodsuckers are their bane.
Who tramples on a work of art
Like the Ox from Lerchenau?
Who’s the hunter that spreads the net?
Who stinks of filthy lucre?
Who picks quarrels?
And who carries germs?
The upright, the friendly,
The excellent, the noble
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Composer

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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