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Где ты, звёздочка?

Language: Russian (Русский)

Где ты, звёздочка, ах, где ты, ясная?
Иль затмилася тучей [мрачною]1?
Где ты, девица, где ты, красная?
Иль покинула друга милого?2

И я с горести, со лютой тоски,
Пойду во поле, поле чистое,
Не увижу ли ясной звездочки,
Я не встречу ли красной девицы?

Туча чёрная скрыла звёздочку,
Земля хладная взяла девицу.

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE GER GER

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M. Musorgsky sets stanzas 1, 3

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1 Musorgsky: "chjornoju, tuchej chjornoju, tuchej mrachnoju"
2 Musorgsky adds "Druga milogo, nenagljadnogo?"

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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 (Erin Franklin) , "Where are you little star?", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sergey Rybin) , "Where are you, little star?", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Où es-tu, petite étoile ?", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Frieder Anders) , "Wo bist du, Sternlein?", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , "Sternlein, wo bist du?", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Sternlein, wo bist du?

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Russian (Русский)

Sternlein, wo bist du, ach, wo ist mein Licht?
Hat verdunkelt dich denn die düstre Wolk ?
Wo, mein Lieb, bist du, Schöne, wo bist du?
Hast verlassen du deinen Liebsten denn?

Und mit Kummer schwer und mit bittrem Weh
streife ich durchs Feld, hin durchs blanke Feld,
und ich schaue kein lichtes Sternlein mehr,
treffe dort ich kein schönes Liebchen mehr?

Denn die düstre Wolk hat verhüllt den Stern,
und die kalte Erd nahm mein Lieb mir fort.

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  • Singable translation from Russian (Русский) to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2018 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Nikolai Porfiryevich Grekov (1810 - 1866), "Где ты, звёздочка?", written 1840? ENG ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Modest Petrovich Musorgsky, N. V. Pilikin, Aleksandr Yegorovich Varlamov. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2018-05-09.
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