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Ни слова, о друг мой, ни вздоха... Мы будем с тобой молчаливы... Ведь молча над камнем могильным Склоняются грустные ивы... И только, склонившись, читают, Как я в твоём [взоре]1 усталом, Что были дни ясного счастья... Что этого счастья -- не стало!
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1 Tchaikovsky: "serdce"
Note on Transliterations
- by Aleksey Nikolayevich Pleshcheyev (1825 - 1893), "Молчание", first published 1861 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Konstantin Kralovich Albrekht (1836 - 1893), "Молчание" [sung text not yet checked]
- by César Antonovich Cui (1835 - 1918), "Ни слова, о друг мой", op. 11 (Шесть романсов = Shest' romansov (Six romances)) no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893), "Ни слова, о друг мой", op. 6 (Шесть романсов = Shest' romansov (Six romances)) no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Vekshin , "Ни слова, о друг мой" [sung text not yet checked]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi) , "At last", appears in Russian Lyrics, first published 1916
- ENG English (Sofia Peycheva) , 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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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-13
Line count: 8
Word count: 40
Not a word, my dear friend, not a sigh! We’ll be silent… After all, the willows above the tomb stone are silent. They just bend down and read as I read in your exhausted heart That there were days of bright happiness And that this happiness is gone now!
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- Translation from Russian (Русский) to English copyright © 2016 by Sofia Peycheva, (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.
- a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksey Nikolayevich Pleshcheyev (1825 - 1893), "Молчание", first published 1861
This text was added to the website: 2016-01-14
Line count: 8
Word count: 49