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Language: Russian (Русский)

Ревёт ли зверь в лесу глухом,
Трубит ли рог, гремит ли гром,
Поёт ли дева за холмом -
  На всякий звук
Свой отклик в воздухе пустом
  Родишь ты вдруг.

Ты внемлешь грохоту громов,
И гласу бури и валов,
И крику сельских пастухов -
  И шлешь ответ;
Тебе ж нет отзыва... Таков
  И ты, поэт!

Translation(s): FRE

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Écho", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:45
Line count: 12
Word count: 54

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Language: French (Français) after the Russian (Русский)

Si une bête hurle dans la forêt sauvage,
Si un cor résonne, si le tonnerre gronde,
Si une jeune fille chante sur la colline,
  À chaque son,
Ta réponse dans l'espace aérien,
Tu l'apportes tout de suite.

Tu écoutes le tonnerre gronder,
Et la voix des tempêtes et des vagues,
Et les cris du berger dans la campagne,
  Et tu leur réponds.
À toi personne ne répond... De même
À toi, poète !

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  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Benjamin Britten, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2015-08-07 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2015-08-07 19:54:03
Line count: 12
Word count: 73