Dies Irae is followed by “Verweile doch, du bist so schön” – “Ah, linger on, thou art so fair!” and "at the center of the picture a young woman"-"das ewig Weibliche" The first is an evocation of Mephistopheles from Faust, the second the chorus:
Faust. Another hand-clasp! There!
If to the moment I shall ever say:
"Ah, linger on, thou art so fair!"
Then may you