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Richard Strauss / Evelyn Lear, 1964: Befreit ("Du wirst nicht weinen") - German, English Lyrics

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Uploaded on Dec 9, 2010

In this performance issued in 1964 on the Deutsche Grammophon label, the American soprano Evelyn Lear (1926) sings "Befreit," Op. 39, No. 4. Erik Werba accompanies Ms. Lear. I created this music video from the LP shown above, "Lieder von Richard Strauss," serial number LPM 18 910. Artistic supervision, Wolfgang Lohse; recording engineer, Gunter Hermanns. All images are from the LP label and LP jacket, so that there is no question about the authenticity or provenance of this extraordinary and historic recording. (Lyrics below.)

Du wirst nicht weinen. Leise, leise
wirst du lächeln: und wie zur Reise
geb' ich dir Blick und Kuß zurück.
Unsre lieben vier Wände! Du hast sie bereitet,
ich habe sie dir zur Welt geweitet --
o Glück!

Dann wirst du heiß meine Hände fassen
und wirst mir deine Seele lassen,
läßt unsern Kindern mich zurück.
Du schenktest mir dein ganzes Leben,
ich will es ihnen wiedergeben --
o Glück!

Es wird sehr bald sein, wir wissen's beide,
wir haben einander befreit vom Leide;
so geb' ich dich der Welt zurück.
Dann wirst du mir nur noch im Traum erscheinen
und mich segnen und mit mir weinen --
o Glück!

You will not weep. Gently
you will smile, and as before a journey,
I will return your gaze and your kiss.
Our dear four walls you have helped build;
and I have now widened them for you into the world.
O joy!

Then you will warmly seize my hands
and you will leave me your soul,
leaving me behind for our children.
You gave me your entire life,
so I will give it again to them.
O joy!

It will be very soon, as we both know -
but we have freed each other from sorrow.
And so I return you to the world!
You will then appear to me only in dreams,
and bless me and weep with me.
O joy!
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More from American sopranos:

Benita Valente: Meine Liebe ist Grün (Brahms) - 1975 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0EZbP...

Evelyn Lear: Schlafendes Jesuskind - Lieder Nach Gedichten von Eduard Mörike (Wolf) - DG, 1965 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEs277...

Benita Valente: Nachtigall (Brahms) - 1975 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_TSk4...

Evelyn Lear: Lied Vom Winde - Lieder Nach Gedichten von Eduard Mörike (Wolf) - DG, 1965 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMbVLD...

Wolf / Evelyn Lear: Gebet - Lieder Nach Gedichten von Eduard Mörike, 1965 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmFLZ1...

Wolf / Evelyn Lear: Denk Es, O Seele! - Lieder Nach Gedichten von Eduard Mörike, 1965 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNEo_I...

Benita Valente: Auch Kleine Dinge (Wolf)-1975 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTR_Za...

Wolf / Evelyn Lear: Verborgenheit - Lieder Nach Gedichten von Eduard Mörike, 1965 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8N3Ju...

Schubert - Grace Bumbry, 1964: Nacht und Träume ("Night and Dreams") - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkPSaC...

Benita Valente: Der Zauberer (Mozart) - 1975 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_3W4f...

Schubert - Grace Bumbry, 1964: Die Forelle ("The Trout") - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jea0wg...

Benita Valente: Wer Rief Dich Denn? (Wolf) - 1975 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrNs3o...

Wolf / Evelyn Lear: Neue Liebe - Lieder Nach Gedichten von Eduard Mörike, 1965 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7OtbA...
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