Modest Mussorgsky - Noch' (Night)

Track: Noch' (Night)
Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
Original Poem: The Night by Alexander Pushkin
Vocalist: Joanne Kolomyjec

Originally a poem written by Alexander Pushkin, Mussorgsky created two versions reordering the phrases and each version set to a different musical arrangement.

 
art is a means of communicating with people, not an aim in itself.
— Modest Mussorgsky
 

Russian

Tvoy obraz laskovy tak poln ocharovan'ya, tak manit k sebe, tak obol'shchayet, trevozha son moy tikhy v chas polnochi bezmolvnoy...

I mnitsa, shepchesh ty. Tvoi slova, slivayas i zhurcha chistoy struykoy,
nado mnoyu v nochnoy tishi igrayut, polny lyubvi, polny otrady, polny vsey sili char volshebnoy negi i zabven'ya...

Vo t'me nochnoy, v polnochny chas, tvoi glaza blistayut predo mnoy.

Mne, mne ulybayutsa, i zvuki slyshu ya: moy drug, moy nezhny drug! Lyublyu tebya, tvoya, tvoya! 

English

Your lovely countenance is so full of delights,
so seductive, so captivating,
it disturbs my peaceful sleep at midnight's silent hour...

And I seem to hear you whisper. Your words
flowing and murmuring like a pure mountain stream, play around me in the silence of the night,
full of love, full of delight, full of all the strength
and magic of bewitching serenity and oblivion.

In the gloom of night, at midnight's hour,
your eyes shine bright before me.
They smile at me, at me, and I hear your voice; my friend, my dearest friend! I love you,
I am yours, yours! 

Source: http://open.spotify.com/track/2Hj9n8Tco5Cm...