Rachmaninoff : Ne Poi Krasavitsa [Netrebko] [reblog]

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Μια ακόμα “απαγορευμένη” Ρωσίδα καλλιτέχνις ένεκα δεσμών φιλίας με τον “αιμοσταγή δικτάτορα”. Ακούμε την Anna Netrebko σε ένα τραγούδι του Sergei Rachmaninoff – μελοποίηση Pushkin.

Another “banned” Russian artist because of friendly ties with the “bloodthirsty dictator”. We hear Anna Netrebko performing a Sergei Rachmaninoff’s song – based on a poem by Pushkin.


❝ Ne poi, krasavitsa, pri mne
Ty pesen Gruzii pechalnoi;
Napominayut mne one
Druguyu zhizn i bereg dalnyi.
Uvy, napominayut mne
Tvoi zhestokie napevy
I step, i noch – i pri lune
Cherty dalyokoy, miloi devï.❞

❝ Oh do not sing for me, fair maiden,
Those Georgian songs so sad;
They remind me
Of another life and a distant shore.
Alas, your cruel strains
Remind me
Of the steppe and the night,
And the moonlit face of my distant beloved.❞


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