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Ночи безумные, ночи бессонные

Language: Russian (Русский)

Ночи безумные, ночи бессонные,
Речи несвязные, взоры усталые...
Ночи, последним огнем озаренные,
Осени мёртвой цветы запоздалые!

Пусть даже время рукой беспощадною
Мне указало, что было в вас ложного,
Всё же лечу я к вам памятью жадною,
В прошлом ответа ищу невозможного...

Вкрадчивым шепотом вы заглушаете
Звуки дневные, несносные, шумные... 
В тихую ночь вы мой сон отгоняете,
Ночи бессонные, ночи безумные!

Translation(s): ENG FRE GER

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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)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG FRE by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:20
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Nuits de folie, nuits blanches

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

Nuits de folie, nuits blanches,
Paroles incohérentes, yeux fatigués...
Nuits, éclairées par le feu,
Fleurs tardives d'un automne mort !

Même si la main impitoyable du temps
M'a montré ce qui était faux en vous,
Pourtant je vole vers vous plein d'un souvenir avide,
Cherchant dans le passé une réponse impossible...

Avec un murmure suave vous noyez
Les sons désagréables et bruyants du jour.
Dans la nuit tranquille vous menez mon rêve,
Nuits blanches, nuits de folie !

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Translation of title "Ночи безумные" = "Nuits de folie"


  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 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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  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksei Nikolayevich Apukhtin (1841 - 1893), no title, first published 1876 ENG GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): E. M. Balkashina, P. P. Derviz, Sergei Ivanovich Donaurov, M. N. Ofrosimov, A. V. Sologub, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Evgeny Borisovich Vilbushevich. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-08-03.
Last modified: 2016-08-03 19:38:46
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