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Józef Koffler

2 Lieder (1917)

Plays: 121

for voice and piano
II. Gebet (Rilke)
Duration: 02 mins 56 secs
Fredrika Brillembourg, mezzo-soprano / Christoph Slowinski, piano
© + (P) 2017 eda records

Text heard on Sample:
Schau, unsre Tage sind so eng
und bang das Nachtgemach;
wir langen alle ungelenk
den roten Rosen nach.

Du musst uns milde sein, Marie,
wir blühn aus deinem Blut,
und du allein kannst wissen, wie
so weh die Sehnsucht tut;

du hast ja dieses Mädchenweh
der Seele selbst erkannt:
sie fühlt sich an wie Weihnachtsschnee,
und steht doch ganz in Brand...

(Look, our days are so narrow,
and anxious the nighttime chamber;
we all clumsily reach
for the red roses.

You must be lenient with us, Mary,
we blossom from your blood,
and you alone can know how
painful the yearning can be;

you have indeed recognized
this grief of the maiden’s soul:
it feels like Christmas snow,
and yet is afire.)

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