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Zum Rundtanz

by Franz Schubert

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Zum Rundtanz
German source: Salis-Seewis, Freiherr von (Gaudenz, Johann)

Auf! es dunkelt;
Silbern funkelt
Dort der Mond ob Tannenhöhn!
Auf! und tanzt in froher Runde;
Diese Stunde
Dämmert unbewölkt und schön!

Hüpft geschwinde
Um die Linde,
Die uns gelbe Blüten streut.
Laßt uns frohe Lieder singen,
Ketten schlingen,
Wo man traut die Hand sich beut.

Also schweben
Wir durchs Leben,
Leicht wie Rosenblätter, hin.
An den Jüngling, dunkelts bänger,
Schließt sich enger
Seine traute Nachbarin.

Composer

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He…

Poet

Salis-Seewis, Freiherr von (Gaudenz, Johann)

Johann Gaudenz Gubert Graf (& Freiherr) von Salis-Seewis was Swiss poet. Salis-Seewis came from an old Swiss aristocracy. His father, baron Johann Ulrich von Salis-Seewis (1740–1815), was created a (primogenitive) Comte (count) at Versailles on…

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