When love kills love lyrics



If so light your eyes for me (1869) Op. 52 no.8

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Love Songs Waltz (Op. 52)

If so lighten your eyes to me

Georg Friedrich Daumer

If so lighten your eyes to me
And looks so lovely -
Every last cloud flees,
This love's beautiful glow
Don't let them go away!
It will never be as true as I am

When you gaze at me so tenderly

English Translation © Richard Stokes

When you gaze at me so tenderly
all the gloom that assails me
Oh, do not let this love’s
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 - 3 April 1897) was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna.

Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by many.

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