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Gabriel Faure "Apres un Reve"

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Published on Jan 20, 2013

Gabriel Faure

Gabriel Faure:
"Apres Un Reve"

The Vanstrum/Bak/White Trio

1/20/13
La Jolla Library

Glenn Vanstrum, MD - Piano
Roy M. Bak, MD - Violin
Janet White - Cello

"Apres un Reve" Poem:

Dans un sommeil que charmait ton image
Je rêvais le bonheur, ardent mirage,
Tes yeux étaient plus doux, ta voix pure et sonore,
Tu rayonnais comme un ciel éclairé par l'aurore;
Tu m'appelais et je quittais la terre
Pour m'enfuir avec toi vers la lumière,
Les cieux pour nous entr'ouvraient leurs nues,
Splendeurs inconnues, lueurs divines entrevues,
Hélas! Hélas! triste réveil des songes
Je t'appelle, ô nuit, rends-moi tes mensonges,
Reviens, reviens radieuse,
Reviens ô nuit mystérieuse!


After a dream
In a slumber enchanted by your image
I dreamt of happiness, passionate mirage,
Your eyes were softer, your voice pure and resonant,
You shone like a sky lit up by the dawn;
You called me and I left the earth
To run away with you towards the light,
The skies opened their clouds for us,
Unknown splendours, divine flashes glimpsed,
Alas! Alas! sad awakening from dreams
I call you, O night, give me back your lies,
Return, return radiant,
Return, O mysterious night!


I dedicate this performance to my beautiful wife Anna Bak.

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