Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

В четырёх стенах
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER GER
Комнатка тесная, тихая, милая,
Тень непроглядная, тень безответная,
Дума глубокая, песня унылая,
В бьющемся сердце надежда заветная

Быстрый полёт за мгновеньем мгновения,
Взор неподвижный на счастье далёкое,
Много сомнения, много терпения,
Вот она, ночь моя, ночь одинокая.

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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)

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

  • ENG English (Sergey Rybin) , "Within four walls", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Entre quatre murs", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Frieder Anders) , "In den vier Wänden", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Zwischen vier Wänden", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 37

Zwischen vier Wänden
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Ein Kämmerchen, eng, still, mir lieb,
ein undurchdringlich Dunkel, antwortlos,
ein inniger Gedanke, wehmutsvolles Lied,
ein Herz, das pocht und sehnlichst hofft.

Geschwinder Flug von Augenblick zu Augenblick,
erstarrter Blick auf fernes Glück,
Der Zweifel viele und auch viel Geduld.
So ist sie, meine Nacht, die Nacht der Einsamkeit.

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  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2017 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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This text was added to the website: 2017-11-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 49