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Lausche, lausche! (1862) Op. 15 no.1


Part of a series or song cycle:

Vier Lieder für Solostimme und Klavier (Op. 15)


Lausche, lausche!

Lausche, lausche!
Lausche, lausche, lausche!
War’s ein Säuseln
Aus der Höh’
War’s ein Kräuseln
Auf dem See?
Lausche!
Liebliches Säuseln,
Kühlendes Kräuseln,
Wehte mir um’s träumende Herz.
War’s ein holder Frühlingsscherz?
Ruhe, ruhe!
Ruh’ in Träumen, ruhe!
Ruh’ in Träumen
Voller Scherz,
Unter Bäumen,
Frohes Herz.
Ruh’ in Träumen!
Wallende Träume,
Schattige Bäume,
Blüh’n mir auf im Frieden der Brust.
Ruhe, Herz, voll Abendlust!
Ruhe!

Hearken, Hearken!

Hearken, hearken!
Hearken, hearken, hearken!
Was it a murmuring
from on high?
Was it a rippling
on the lake?
Hearken!
Sweet murmuring,
refreshing rippling
embraced my dreaming heart.
Was this a charming springtime jest?
Rest, rest,
rest in dreams, rest!
Rest in dreams
full of jest,
beneath trees,
O happy heart.
Rest in dreams!
Swirling dreams,
shady trees
blossom in the peace of my breast!
Rest, O heart full of evening joy!
Rest
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Composer

Max Bruch was a German Romantic composer, teacher, and conductor. 

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Poet

Heinrich Bone was a German pedagogue and philologist.


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