Hebrew Love Song

by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

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Hebrew Love Song
English source: P. C. Warren

Methinks I hear, like as if echo’d in a dream,
Whispered words of love that steal through my door:
Open, fairest, harken to my pleading call,
Rosy shafts are faintly trembling in the East.
Pearls of dew sparkle on ev’ry flower,
Day is dawning, night is done.
Soon the street will be astir and the vendors’ voices drown the singing of the birds.
Open, fairest, I am starv’d for light,
For the sunlight radiance of your face.


Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov was a Russian composer, best know for his orchestral compositions and his symphonic suite Scheherazade. He believed in developing a nationalistic style of classical music, and was influenced by Russian folk song…


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