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Lass die letzte Berührung deiner Hände sanft sein wie die Blume der Nacht. Steh still, steh still, o wundervolles Ende, für einen Augenblick und sage deine letzten Worte in Schweigen. Ich neige mich vor dir, ich halte meine Lampe in die Höhe, um dir auf deinen Weg zu leuchten.

Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night. Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a moment, and say your last words in silence. I bow to you and hold up my lamp to light you on your way.

German text by Hans Effenberger. English translation of his poems from the original Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore. © Copyright 1925 by Universal Edition (London) Ltd. Copyright renewed 1954 by Universal Edition / UE10769. Reproduced by permission. All rights reserved.

Barlines FREE Post-Concert Event There will be an informal discussion with Vladimir Jurowski following this evening’s performance at Level 2 Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall.

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LPO Programme notes 26 Jan 2011  

Programme notes for 26 Jan 2011 LPO concert