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Jeshchjo v poljakh belejet sneg (1896) Op. 14 no.11

Jeshchjo v poljakh belejet sneg

Jeshchjo v poljakh belejet sneg,
A vody uzh vesnoj shumjat --
Begut i budjat sonnyj breg,
Begut, i bleshchut, i glasjat...
Oni glasjat vo vse koncy:
"Vesna idjot, vesna idjot!
My molodoj vesny goncy,
Ona nas vyslala vperjod.
Vesna idjot, vesna idjot,
I tikhikh, teplykh majskikh dnej
Rumjanyj, svetlyj khorovod
Tolpitsja veselo za nej!..."

Spring Waters

The fields are still white with snow,
But already there is the sound of spring in the waters –
They run along and wake the sleepy banks,
They run, and glitter, and proclaim…
They proclaim in every direction:
‘Spring is coming, spring is coming!
We are the heralds of youthful spring,
Who sends us on ahead.
Spring is coming, spring is coming,
And the quiet, warm days of May,
Like some rosy, radiant round-dance,
Hurry along in its wake.


Sergei Rachmaninov was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor of the late Romantic period.

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