Я пережил свои желанья
Language: Russian (Русский)
Я пережил свои желанья,
Я разлюбил свои мечты;
Остались мне одни страданья,
Плоды сердечной пустоты.
Под бурями судьбы жестокой
Увял цветущий мой венец,
Живу печально, одинокой
И жду: придёт ли мой конец?
Так, поздним хладом [поражённый,]1
[Как бури слышен зимний свист,]2
Один на ветке обнажённой
Трепещет запоздалый лист.
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1 Titov: "поражённой" ("porazhjonnoj")
2 Medtner: "Как слышен зимней бури свист" ("Kak slyshen zimnjej buri svist") [in some editions]
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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)
- by Evgenii Fedorovich Alenev (1864 - 1902), "Я пережил свои желанья", op. 15 no. 7 [voice and piano], from 8 Стихотворений А. С. Пушкина, с сопровождением фортепиано (8 Stikhotvorenij A. S. Pushkina, s soprovozhdeniem fortepiano), no. 7, Leipzig, Belaieff [ sung text not verified ]
- by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Aliabev (1787 - 1851), "Я пережил свои желанья" [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Nikolai Karlovich Medtner (1880 - 1951), "Я пережил свои желанья", op. 3 no. 2. [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Nikolai Karlovich Medtner (1880 - 1951), "Элегия", op. 29 (Sem' stikhotvorenij A. Pushkina) no. 5. [voice and piano] [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Nikolai Sergeyevich Titov (1798 - 1843), "Я пережил свои желанья", published 1834. [ sung text verified 1 time]
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- Also set in Czech (Čeština), a translation possibly by Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859 - 1951) ENG by Josef Bohuslav Foerster.
Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (A. D. P. Briggs) , title 1: "I have outlived my aspirations", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Jennifer Gliere) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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I have outlived my desires
Language: English after the Russian (Русский)
I have outlived my desires,
I have outloved my dreams,
All I have now are my sufferings,
The fruits of intimate emptiness.
Through the severe storms of fate,
my crown has faded,
I live in sadness, alone,
and I wait: when will my end come?
So, late and defeated,
as the winter storm whistles aloud,
Single and alone on a bare branch
the last leaf trembles.
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"Элегия" = "Elegy"
"Я пережил свои желанья" = "I have outlived my desires"
- Translation from Russian (Русский) to English copyright © 2017 by Jennifer Gliere, (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 Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837), 1821, first published 1823 CZE
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Evgenii Fedorovich Alenev, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Aliabev, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Nikolai Sergeyevich Titov. Go to the text.
Text added to the website: 2017-02-14.
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