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Sleza drozhit ('A tear trembles') (1869) Op. 6 no.4

Sleza drozhit ('A tear trembles')

Sleza drozhit v tvoyom revnivom vzore …
O, ne grusti, ty vsyo mne doroga!
No ya lyubit mogu lish na prostore,
Moyu lyubov, shirokuyu, kak more,
Vmestit ne mogut, net!
Vmestit ne mogut zhizni berega.
O, ne grusti, moy drug, zemnoe minet gore,
Pozhdi eshchyo, nevolya nedolga.
V odnu lyubov my vse solyomsa vskore,
V odnu lyubov, shirokuyu, kak more,
Chto ne vmestyat, net!
Chto ne vmestyat zemnye berega.

A tear trembles

A tear trembles in your jealous gaze…
Oh, don’t be sad, you’re still dear to me!
But I can love only in boundless freedom,
And my love, as wide as the ocean,
Cannot, no cannot be contained
By life’s shores!
Oh, don’t be sad, my friend, earthly grief will pass,
Wait a while, our captivity is but brief.
Soon we shall all merge into a single love,
Into a single love, as wide as the ocean,
That earthy shores cannot,
Non cannot contain!

Composer

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the Romantic period. His works are still among the most popular music in the classical repetoire, and he is widely acknowledged as the first Russian composer to make a lasting international impression.

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Poet

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (9 September 1828 – 20 November 1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. He received multiple nominations for Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906, and nominations for Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902 and 1910, and his miss of the prize is a major Nobel prize controversy.

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