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Drei Masken sah ich am Himmel stehn

by Richard Strauss From Der Krämerspiegel (1918) Op. 66

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Text & Translation

Drei Masken sah ich am Himmel stehn
German source: Alfred Kerr

Drei Masken sah ich am Himmel stehn,
Wie Larven sind sie anzusehn.
O Schreck, dahinter sieht man …
Herrn Friedmann!

Three masks I saw in the sky
German translation © Richard Stokes

Three Masks I saw in the sky,
Most horrible to behold.
O horror, behind them you can see …
The Man of Peace!

Drei Masken sah ich am Himmel stehn
German source: Alfred Kerr

Three masks I saw in the sky
German source: Richard Stokes

Drei Masken sah ich am Himmel stehn,
Three Masks I saw in the sky,
Wie Larven sind sie anzusehn.
Most horrible to behold.
O Schreck, dahinter sieht man …
O horror, behind them you can see …
Herrn Friedmann!
The Man of Peace!

Composer

Richard Strauss

Richard Georg Strauss was a German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is particularly well-known for his operas, Lieder, and tone poems.  Read more here.

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