Ethan Vincent : Ethan Vincent: Do Not Sing, My Beauty (Rachmaninoff)
The Gerda Lissner Foundation YAVI Concert Series 2019
НЕ ПОЙ, КРАСАВИЦА, ПРИ МНЕ...
Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-1837) , no title, 1828, published 1829
Sergei Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873-1943) , "Ne poj, krasavica!", op. 4 no. 4.
Let me not hear you sing, etc.
Translation by Anton Bespalov:
Do not sing, my beauty, to me
your sad songs of Georgia;
they remind me
of that other life and distant shore.
Alas, They remind me,
your cruel melodies,
of the steppe, the night and moonlit
features of a poor, distant maiden!
That sweet and fateful apparition
I forget when you appear;
but you sing, and before me
I picture that image anew. Do Not Sing, My Beauty