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BRAHMS' SONGS

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Sung by DALE SMITH
Regenlied (A Song of Rain),
Unbewegte laue Luft (The air is still and mild) Dein blaues Auge (Thine eye of blue)
RAINDROPS, in the first of these songs, bring back memories of the days ' when wo went forth barefoot and braved the weather, our faces joyfully turned to the wet breezes, our hearts in tune and the pulse of life throbbing within us-days of childhood, lost for ever.'
In the second song are two pictures—the calm of slumbering nature and the turmoil of passionate desire within the man. The contrast is borne out in the music, which is at first gently melodious and afterwards urged forward on an impetuous accompaniment.
The third song is a short and familiar form of apostrophe. Musically, it is a piece of calm, effortless melody that wanders into another key and back again, companioned by gently glowing harmonies.

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Sung By: Dale Smith

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