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Ночь печальна, как мечты мои

Language: Russian (Русский)

Ночь печальна, как мечты мои...
Далеко, в глухой степи широкой,
Огонек мерцает одинокий...
В сердце много грусти и любви.

Но кому и как разскажешь ты,
Что зовёт тебя, чем сердце полно?
Путь далек, глухая степь безмолвна,
Ночь печальна, как мои мечты.


Translation(s): ENG 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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Kyle Gee) , "The night is sad", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La nuit est triste", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:23

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La nuit est triste

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

La nuit est triste, comme mes rêves...
Au loin, dans la vaste steppe lointaine,
Une lumière solitaire scintille...
Mon cœur est rempli de tristesse et d'amour.

Mais à qui et comment tu dirais
Ce qui t'appelle, ce qui remplit ton cœur ?
Le chemin est long, la steppe silencieuse est sourde,
La nuit est triste, comme mes rêves.


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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin (1870 - 1953), no title, written 1900 ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Reinhold Moritzevich Glière, Sergei Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2017-01-07 00:00:00.

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