Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Shostakovich - Smert' (Death)

This is the final piece in Symphony 14 (see below). A poem by Rainer Maria Rilke, entitled simply "Zaklucheniye." "Conclusion"

Заклучение

Всевластна смерть.
Она на страже
и в счастья час.
В миг выщей жижзни она в нас страждет,
ждёт нас и жаждет –
и плачет в нас.

All-powerful is death.
It keeps watch
even in the hour of happiness.
At moments of higher life it suffers within us,
awaits us and thirsts for us -
and weeps within us.

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