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Пленившись розой, соловей

Language: Russian (Русский)

Пленившись розой, соловей
И день и ночь поёт над ней;
Но роза молча песням внемлет...
[Невинный сон её объемлет... ]1
На лире так певец иной
Поёт для девы молодой;
[Он страстью пламенной сгорает,]1
А дева милая не знает --
[Кому поёт он? отчего]2
Печальны песни так его?...


Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE GER

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1 omitted by Rimsky-Korsakov.
2 Rimsky-Korsakov, Rubinstein: "Кому поёт и отчего" ("Komu pojot i otchego")

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

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

  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , "The nightingale and the rose"
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "A nightingale", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sergey Rybin) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Amanda Cole) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le rossignol", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2017-02-16 23:02:30

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The nightingale and the rose

Language: English after the Russian (Русский)

The Nightingale in fervent song
Doth woo the rose the whole night long,
But to his lay no ear she lendeth,
Her head in innocence she bendeth.

Thus oft the lover sings a strain,
To his guitar, of grief and pain,
With glowing love he hopeth, feareth,
But even if the maiden heareth,
She doth not know of whom he sings,
Or why his song so sadly rings.


Note: from a Rubinstein score. It is unclear which of the two translators listed on the front page wrote this particular translation.

Submitted by Harry Joelson

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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksey Vasil'yevich Kol'tsov (1808 - 1842), "Соловей" FRE FRE GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Aleksandr Konstantinovich Glazunov, Nikolai Mikhailovich Ladukhin, Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Vladimir Timofeyevich Sokolov. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2008-04-28 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:41

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Word count: 68