Zum Schluß, Op. 65, No. 15 (Johannes Brahms)

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Editor: Jes Wagner (submitted 2020-03-26).   Score information: A4, 6 pages   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-01-19).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #16219, with corrections.
  • (Posted 2008-02-21)  CPDL #16219:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2008-02-21).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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General Information

Title: Zum Schluß, No. 15 aus Neue Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 65
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Lyricist: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularLied

Language: German
Instruments: Piano 4 hands

First published: 1874
Description: Johannes Brahms entitled his Neue Liebeslieder No. 15 Zum Schluß meaning In Conclusion . The poem from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is entitled Nun, ihr Musen, genug which translates to Now, you Muses, enough! .

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Nun, ihr Musen, genug!
Vergebens strebt ihr zu schildern,
wie sich Jammer und Glück
wechseln in liebender Brust.
Heilen könnet die Wunden
ihr nicht, die Amor geschlagen,
aber Linderung kommt einzig,
ihr Guten, von euch.

English.png English translation

Now, you Muses, enough!
In vain you strive to describe
how misery and happiness
alternate in a loving breast.
You cannot heal the wounds
that Amor has caused,
but solace can come
only from you, Kindly Ones.

English translation copyright by Emily Ezust - [The Lied and Art Song Page]
Used with translator's permission.