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Stikhi, sochinennïye noch'yu vo vremya bessonnitsï, 'Lines written during a sleepless night'

by Benjamin Britten From Ekho poeta, 'The poet's echo' (1965) Op. 76

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Stikhi, sochinennïye noch'yu vo vremya bessonnitsï, 'Lines written during a sleepless night'
Russian source: Alexander Pushkin

Mne ne spitsya, net ognya;
Vsyudu mrak i son dokuchnïy.
Khod chasov lish´ odnozvuchnïy
Razdayotsya bliz menya,
Parki bab´ye lepetan´ye,
Spyashchey nochi trepetan´ye,
Zhizni mïsh´ya begotnya …
Chto trevozhish´ tï menya?
Chto tï znachish´, skuchnïy shopot?
Ukorizna, ili ropot
Mnoy utrachennogo dnya?
Ot menya chego tï khochesh´?
Tï zovyosh´ ili prorochish´?
Ya ponyat´ tebya khochu,
Smïsla ya v tebe ishchu …

Composer

Benjamin Britten

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music,…

Poet

Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (6 June 1799 – 10 February 1837) was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin was born…

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