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Мой голос для тебя и ласковый и томный

Language: Russian (Русский)

[Мой]1 голос для тебя и ласковый и томный
Тревожит поздное молчанье ночи тёмной.
[Близ ложа моего печальная свеча
Горит;]2 [мои стихи, сливаясь и журча,
Текут, ручьи любви, текут, полны тобою.]3
Во [тьме]4 [твои глаза блистают предо мною]5,
Мне улыбаются, и звуки слышу я:
[Мой друг]6, мой нежный друг... люблю... твоя... твоя!...

Translation(s): ENG FRE GER

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1 Gretchaninov: "Tvoj"
2 omitted by Rimsky-Korsakov
3 Musorgsky: "moji slova slivajas' i zhurcha, / Tekut... ruch'i ljubvi, polny toboj!" ; Rimsky-Korsakov: "Moji slova slivajas' i zhurcha, / Tekut... "; Rubinstein: "moji stikhi tekut slivajas' i zhurcha, / Tekut... ruch'i ljubvi, polny toboj!" ; Gretchaninov: "moji stikhi, slivajas' i zhurcha, / Tekut, ruch'i ljubvi, tekut, polny toboj."
4 Musorgsky: "t'me nochnoj"
5 Musorgsky, Rubinstein: "tvoji glaza, blistajut predo mnoj"; Rimsky-Korsakov: "glaza tvoji, blistaja predo mnoju"; 6 Rimsky-Korsakov: "Moj milyj drug"

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  • ENG English (Sergey Rybin) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Nuit", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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My voice for you, both tender and...

Language: English after the Russian (Русский)

My voice for you, both tender and languorous, 
Disturbs, disturbs the late silence of the dark night.
By my bed a melancholy candle is burning;
My words, merging and murmuring, 
Flow, flow brooks of love, full of you.
In the nightly darkness, in the nightly darkness
Your eyes shimmer before me, 
Smiling at me, and I hear:
"My friend, my tender friend… I love you… I am yours, yours."

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Note: this is a translation of Musorsky's version.
Translation of title "Ночь" = "Night"


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  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837), "Ночь", first published 1823 FRE GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Fyodor Stepanovich Akimenko, Akhilles Nikolayevich Alferaki, Leslie Crabtree, Aleksandr Tikhonovich Gretchaninov, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Modest Petrovich Musorgsky, Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Pauline Viardot-García. Go to the text.


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