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Richard Strauss

Friedenstag (1935-36)

Plays: 2018

Opera in one act
Duet: Commandant and Maria (excerpt)
Duration: 00 mins 59 secs
Bernd Weikl/Sabine Hass/
Sinfonie-Orchester der Bayerischen Rundfunks/Wolfgang Sawallisch
(p) 1999 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Bayerischer Rundfunk under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd © 1999 EMI Records Ltd
EMI CDC 7243 5 56850 2 5

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Text heard on Sample:

Mich stärkte die Sonne,
gab mir die Hoffnung,
gibt mir auch Kraft,
alles zu tragen!
Herrliche Sonne, Sterne der Wahrheit,
hilf ihm mich halten bis in den Tod!

Maria, Geliebte, sähst du die Sonne?
Zum letztenmal erhellt sie die Schlacht!
Der Turm versinkt in Nichts. Hinab zur Stadt!
Der Arm, der dich hält, umfaßt dich im Grab!

* * *

The sun gave me courage,
gave me hope,
and gives me strength now
to endure everything!
Glorious sun, star of truth,
help him to hold me fast until death!

Maria, dearest, have you seen the sun?
It shines on the battle for the very last time.
The keep will be destroyed. Go into the town!
My arm around you will draw you to the grave!


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