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Aus Euphrosyne

by Johann Friedrich Reichardt

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Text

Aus Euphrosyne
source: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tiefer liegt die Nacht um mich her,
Die stürzenden Wasser brausen gewaltiger nun
Neben dem schlüpfrigen Pfad.
Unbezwingliche Trauer befällt mich,
Entkräftender Jammer,
Und ein moosiger Fels stützet den Sinkenden nur.
Wehmut reißt durch die Saiten der Brust;
Die nächtlichen Tränen fließen,
Und über dem Wald kündet der Morgen sich an.

Composer

Johann Friedrich Reichardt

Johann Friedrich Reichardt was a German composer, writer and music critic. He began his musical training at a young age, learning the violin, keyboard, and lute, as well as touring with the 'Wunderknaben', a boys' choir.

Poet

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on…

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