Counterpoint: A Translation of Kontrapunkt (Book 1) by Heinrich Schenker, John Rothgeb

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Jochanaan: Zurück, Tochter Babylons! Durch das Weib kam das Übel in die Welt. Sprich nicht zu mir. Ich will dich nicht anhör’n! Ich höre nur auf die Stimme des Herrn, meines Gottes. Jokanaan: Stand back, daughter of Babylon! Evil came into the world by woman. Do not speak to me. I will not listen to you! I listen only to the voice of the Lord, my God. Salome: Dein Leib ist grauenvoll. Er ist wie der Leib eines Aussätzigen. Er ist wie eine getünchte Wand, wo Nattern gekrochen sind; wie eine getünchte Wand, wo Skorpione ihr Nest gebaut.

Salome: Ich will nicht bleiben. Ich kann nicht bleiben. Warum sieht mich der Tetrrarch fortwährend so an mit seinen Maulwurfsaugen unter den zuckenden Lidern? Salome: (entering excitedly) I will not stay there any longer. I can’t stay there any longer. Why does the Tetrarch keep looking at me like that with his mole’s eyes under his shaking eyelids? Salome Libretto Page 43 Es ist seltsam, daß der Mann meiner Mutter mich so ansieht. Wie süß ist hier de Luft! Hier kann ich atmen. Da drinnen sitzen Juden aus Jerusalem, die einander über ihre närrischen Gebräuche in Stücke reißen.

Sieh mich an, Narraboth, sieh mich an. Ah! Wie gut du weißt, daß du tun wirst, um was ich dich bitte. Wie du es weißt. Ich weiß, du wirst das tun. Look at me, Narraboth, look at me. Ah, you know too well that you will do as I ask. You know it well. I know that you will do it. Narraboth: Laßt den Propheten herauskommen. Die Prinzessin Salome wünscht ihn zu sehn. Narraboth: (signaling the soldiers) Let the Prophet out. Princess Salome wishes to see him. Salome Libretto Salome: Ah! Page 47 Salome: Ah!

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