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Вчерашняя ночь была так светла

Language: Russian (Русский)

Вчерашняя ночь была так светла.
Вчерашняя ночь всё звёзды зажгла так ясно,
Что, глядя на холмы и дремлющий лес,
На воды, блестящие блеском небес,
Я думал: о, жить в этом мире чудес прекрасно!

Прекрасны и волны и даль степей,
Прекрасна в одежде зелёных ветвей дубрава;
Прекрасна любовь с вечно свежим венком,
И дружбы звезда с неизменным лучом,
И песен восторг с озаренным челом, и слава!

Взглянул я на небо, там твердь ясна;
Высоко, высоко восходит она над бездной;
Там звезды живые катятся в огне...
И детское чувство проснулось во мне;
И думал я: лучше нам в той тишине надзвёздной!

Translation(s): ENG FRE 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)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG FRE by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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