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Richard Strauss / Evelyn Lear, 1964: Ruhe, Meine Seele! (Rest, My Soul!) Op. 27 No. 1

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Published on Dec 6, 2010

In this performance issued in 1964 on the Deutsche Grammophon label, the American soprano Evelyn Lear (1926) sings "Ruhe, Meine Seele!," Op. Op. 27 No. 1 (from "Vier Lieder") by Richard Strauss. 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. (Note: I have added some images from the reverse side of the LP at the end of the music portion of this video.)

Ruhe, meine Seele!

Nicht ein Lüftchen regt sich leise,
sanft entschlummert ruht der Hain;
durch der Blätter dunkle Hülle
stiehlt sich lichter Sonnenschein.

Ruhe, ruhe, meine Seele,
deine Stürme gingen wild,
hast getobt und hast gezittert,
wie die Brandung, wenn sie schwillt.

Diese Zeiten sind gewaltig,
bringen Herz und Hirn in Not --
ruhe, ruhe, meine Seele,
und vergiß, was dich bedroht!


Rest, my Soul

Not a breeze is stirring lightly,
the wood lies slumbering gently;
through the dark cover of leaves
steals bright sunshine.

Rest, rest, my soul,
your storms have gone wild,
have raged and trembled
like the surf when it breaks.

These times are powerful,
bringing torment to heart and mind;
rest, rest, my soul,
and forget what is threatening you!
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More from American sopranos:

Richard Strauss / Evelyn Lear, 1964: Morgen, (Vier Lieder), Op. 27, No. 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig0rR-...

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...

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...

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

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

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