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Die Sonne scheint nicht mehr WoO 33 no.5


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49 Deutsche Volkslieder (WoO 33)


Die Sonne scheint nicht mehr

Die Sonne scheint nicht mehr
So schön, als wie vorher,
Der Tag ist nicht so heiter,
So liebreich gar nicht mehr.
Das Feuer kann man löschen,
Die Liebe nicht vergessen,
Das Feuer brennt so sehr,
Die Liebe noch viel mehr.
Mein Herz ist nicht mehr mein,
O könnt ich bei dir sein,
So wäre mir geholfen
Von aller meiner Pein.
Das Feuer kann man löschen ...

The sun no longer shines

The sun no longer shines
As beautifully as it did,
The day’s no longer as serene
Or as loving as it was.
Fire can be extinguished
But love not forgotten,
Fire burns so brightly,
Love burns even more.
My heart’s no longer mine,
If only I could be with you,
There’d be some comfort
For all my pain.
Fire can be extinguished...
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

Composer

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna. 

Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by many. 

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