Jussi Björling – Tonerna (1957)


Tonerna
Text: Erik Gustaf Geijer
Musik: Carl Sjöberg

Detta är 1957 versionen av Tonerna.
Kungliga Hovkapellet spelar under ledning av Nils Grevillius.

Tonerna:
“Tanke, vars strider blott natten ser
Toner, hos eder om vila den ber
Hjärta, som lider
som lider av dagens gny
Toner till eder
Till er vill det fly”

This short poem is impossible to translate to English. Here’s the translation from the liner notes: “Thoughts, whose struggles only the night knows.
Music, they ask you for peace.
The heart that suffers.
That suffers from life’s commotion.
Music, to you – to you it wants to escape.”

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