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Ни отзыва, ни слова, ни привета

Language: Russian (Русский)

Ни отзыва, ни слова, ни привета,
Пустынею меж нами мир лежит,
И мысль моя с вопросом без ответа
Испуганно над сердцем тяготит!

Ужель среди часов тоски и гнева
Прошедшее исчезнет без следа,
Как лёгкий звук забытого напева,
Как в мрак ночной упавшая звезда?

Translation(s): ENG 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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "No response, no word, no greeting", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bruno Tutenberg) , "Kein Wort von dir, kein Widerhall, kein Gruß"

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:20
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No response, no word, no greeting

Language: English after the Russian (Русский)

No response, no word, no greeting,
The world is like a desert, lying between us,
And my thoughts fill with an unanswered question
Burdening my frightened heart!

Can it be true that after those hours of sadness and anger
The past will disappear without a trace?
Will the sound of that tune be easily forgotten,
Just as a dark night forgets a fallen star?

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  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to English copyright © 2016 by Laura Prichard, (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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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksei Nikolayevich Apukhtin (1841 - 1893) GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Evgenii Fedorovich Alenev, César Antonovich Cui, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-10-23.
Last modified: 2016-10-23 14:37:49
Line count: 8
Word count: 64