by Pauline Viardot

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Russian source: Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev

Kak prilivala k serdcu
Vsja krov' v grudi mojej,
Kogda v menja vperjalis'
Luchi tvoikh ochej!

Mne dolgo neponjaten
Byl ikh jazyk nemoj...
Iskal jego znachen'ja
I s strakhom i toskoj...

Vdrug vse somnen'ja pali
I strakh navek zatikh...
Moj angel, vse ja ponjal
V odin blazhennyj mig,

V blazhennyj mig,
V odin blazhennyj mig!


Pauline Viardot

Pauline Viardot, née Garcia (1821-1910) was one of the most remarkable, accomplished musical professionals of the 19th century. Born into a family of music professionals, she wanted to be a pianist, but following the early death of her sister…


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