Saturday, April 1, 2017
Beethoven - Fidelio / Prisoners' Chorus
his Spadecaller video features the Prisoner's Chorus from Beethoven's opera, Fidelio; and the visual arts of Matthew Schwartz. See lyrics in German and English below.
Ludwig Van Beethoven
The Philharmonia Chorus
Art: Matthew Schwartz
CHORUS OF PRISONERS
Oh what joy, in the open air
Freely to breathe again!
Up here alone is life!
The dungeon is a grave.
We shall with all our faith
Trust in the help of God!
Hope whispers softly in my ears!
We shall be free, we shall find peace.
ALL THE OTHERS
Oh Heaven! Salvation! Happiness!
Oh Freedom! Will you be given us?