This is the centenary of Gustav Mahler's death. Below is an excerpt from his "Resurrection" Symphony - . The singer is Janet Baker who was one of my favourites, especially for Elgar (she is retired). You may need to pump up the volume. Here is the translation of what she is singing;
Primeval Light O red rose! Man lies in greatest need! Man lies in greatest pain! How I would rather be in heaven. There came I upon a broad path when came a little angel and wanted to turn me away. Ah no! I would not let myself be turned away! I am from God and shall return to God! The loving God will grant me a little light, Which will light me into that eternal blissful life!