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Не пой, красавица, при мне

Language: Russian (Русский)

Не пой, красавица, при мне
Ты песен Грузии печальной;
Напоминают мне [оне]1
Другую жизнь и берег дальний.

Увы, напоминают мне
Твои жестокие напевы
И степь, и ночь, и при луне
Черты далекой, бедной девы!

Я [призрак]2 милый, роковой,
Тебя увидев, забываю;
Но ты поёшь, и предо мной
Его я вновь воображаю.

Не пой, красавица, при мне
Ты песен Грузии печальной;
Напоминают мне [оне]1
Другую жизнь и берег дальний.

Translation(s): ENG FRE GER ITA

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M. Glinka sets stanzas 1-2

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1 The modern spelling is "oni"
2 Rimsky-Korsakov: "obraz"

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

  • ENG English (Anton Bespalov) (Rianne Stam) , "Do not sing, my beauty, to me", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Non cantarmi mia bellezza", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:46

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Word count: 68

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Non cantarmi mia bellezza

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the Russian (Русский)

Non cantarmi mia bellezza
le tue tristi canzoni georgiane;
mi riportano alla memoria
un'altra vita in terre lontane.

E la crudele melodia
rinnova, allora, il doloroso ricordo
della steppa, della notte, della luna
e del viso di una amata lontana.

Questa apparizione dolce e fatale
la dimentico se mi resti  davanti,
ma torna a invadere la mia mente
non appena intoni i tuoi canti.

Non cantarmi mia bellezza
le tue tristi canzoni georgiane;
mi riportano alla memoria
un'altra vita in terre lontane.

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  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837), no title, 1828, first published 1829 ENG FRE GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Yury Karlovich Arnold, Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev, K. A. Gedike, Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Mikhail Mikhailovich Ippolitov-Ivanov, Artur Lur'ye, Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov, Sergei Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Lazare Saminsky, Nikolai Sergeyevich Titov, Pauline Viardot-García. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2007-02-05 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:20

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Word count: 82