Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Месяц задумчивый, звёзды далёкие
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER GER
Месяц задумчивый, звёзды далёкие
С [синего]1 неба водами любуются.
Молча смотрю я на воды глубокие:
Тайны волшебные сердцем в них чуются.
Плешут, таятся, ласкательно нежные;
Много в их ропоте силы чарующей:
Слышатся думы и страсти безбрежные.
Голос неведомый, душу волнующий,
Нежит, пугает, наводит сомнение.
Слушать велит-ли он? с места-б не сдвинулся;
Гонит-ли прочь? -- Убежал-бы в смятении.
В глубь-ли зовёт? -- Без оглядки-б я кинулся! ...

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1 Balakirev: "temnogo"

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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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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG FRE ; composed by Anton Stepanovich Arensky.

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

  • ENG English (Sergey Rybin) , "Above the river", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Sur la rivière", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Frieder Anders) , "Über dem Fluss", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Über dem Fluss", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Sur la rivière
Language: French (Français)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Lune pensive, étoiles lointaines,
Qui admirent les eaux depuis le ciel bleu,
En silence je regarde les eaux profondes ;
Mon cœur ressent des secrets magiques en elles.
Elles éclaboussent furtivement, tendrement ;
Il y a beaucoup de force de séduction dans leur murmure :
On entend des pensées et des passions infinies.
Une voix inconnue qui bouleverse mon âme,
Dorlote, effraie, apporte des doutes.
Ordonne-t-elle d'écouter ? -- je ne bouge pas de l'endroit.
Me conduit-elle dehors ? -- je cours dans la confusion.
M'appelle-t-elle dans les profondeurs ? -- sans hésitation je m'élance ! ...

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  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 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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Text added to the website: 2015-09-06 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-09-06 14:51:34
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