Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft, Op. 52, No. 13 (Johannes Brahms)

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General Information

Title: Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft, Op. 52, No. 13
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Lyricist: Georg Friedrich Daumer

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SA
Genre: SecularLied

Language: German
Instruments: Piano 4-hands

First published: 1875
Description: No. 13 from Liebeslieder.

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft
sucht nach einem Aste,
und das Herz, das Herz begehrts,
wo es selig raste.

English.png English translation

A little bird rushes through the air
looking for a branch;
and the heart—it yearns for a heart
where it may blissfully rest.

Translation by Cayuga Vocal Ensemble