Flammenauge, dunkles Haar, Op. 65, No. 14 (Johannes Brahms)

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General Information

Title: Flammenauge, dunkles Haar, Op. 65, No. 14
Larger work: Neue Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 65
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Lyricist: Georg Friedrich Daumer
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularLied

Language: German
Instruments: Piano 4-hands

First published: 1874

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Flammenauge, dunkles Haar,
Knabe wonnig und verwogen,
Kummer ist durch dich hinein
in mein armes Herz gezogen!

Kann in Eis der Sonne Brand,
sich in Nacht der Tag verkehren?
Kann die heisse Menschenbrust
atmen ohne Glutbegehren?

Ist die Flur so voller Licht,
daß die Blum' im Dunkel stehe?
Ist die Welt so voller Lust,
daß das Herz in Qual vergehe?

German text by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800-1875)
Based on a text in Russian by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist, [text unavailable]

English.png English translation

Flaming eyes, dark hair,
sweet and audacious boy,
because of you my poor heart
toils with sorrow!

Can the sun's fire make ice,
or turn day into night?
Can the ardent breast of a man
breathe without glowing desire?

Is the field so full of light
that the flowers stand in darkness?
Is the world so full of joy
that the heart is abandoned to torment?

English translation copyright by Emily Ezust - [The Lied and Art Song Page]
Used with translator's permission.