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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?...


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

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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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  • ENG English (Amanda Cole) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , title 1: "The nightingale and the rose"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le rossignol", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "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

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

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Le rossignol

Language: French (Français) after the Russian (Русский)

Captivé par la rose, le rossignol
Chante jour et nuit au-dessus d'elle ;
Mais la rose écoute en silence son chant...
Plongée dans son rêve innocent
Et ainsi avec sa lyre un certain chanteur
Chante à une jeune fille ;
Il brûle d'une passion ardente,
Mais sa bien-aimée ne sait pas
À qui il chante et pourquoi
Ses chants sont si mélancoliques.

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  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to French (Français) copyright © 2013 by Guy Laffaille, (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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  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksey Vasil'yevich Kol'tsov (1808 - 1842), "Соловей" ENG ENG ENG ENG 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.


Text added to the website: 2013-03-19.
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