Songs and Romances (Borodin, Aleksandr)

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Editor Pavel Lamm (1882-1951)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, 1947. Plate 18192.
Misc. Notes Including front cover, title page, and article by the editor
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Selections (Recueil de Romances)

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4 more: Фальшивая нота (Dissonance) • Отравой полны мои песни (Mon Chant est amer et sauvage) • Море (La Mer) • Covers

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Language Russian / French
Translator Charles Grandmougin (1850-1930) No.1
Louise de Mercy-Argenteau (1837-1890) No.2
Paul Collin (1843-1915) Nos.3-4, French text
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1904]. Plate 28391-394.
Misc. Notes From the uploader's library. Despite the ca.1903 date, the actual engraving appears considerably older. The French text was apparently added in 1903 but the plates for the older, Russian-only issues were simply re-used and modified.
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General Information

Work Title Romances and Songs
Alternative. Title Романсы и песни
Composer Borodin, Aleksandr
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 16 songs:
  1. Why Art Thou ao Early, Dawn (Что ты рано, зоренька) (1852–55)
  2. The Beautiful Fisher Maiden (Красавица-рыбачка) (ca.1854)
  3. The Pretty Girl No Longer Loves Me (Разлюбила красна-девица) (ca.1854)
  4. Listen to My Song, Little Friend (Слушайте, подруженьки, песенку мою) (ca.1854)
  5. The Sleeping Princess (Спящая княжна) (1867)
  6. The Sea Princess (Морская царевна) (1868)
  7. My Songs are Filled with Poison (Отравой полны мои песни) (1868)
  8. Song of the Dark Forest (Песня темного леса) (1867–68)
  9. Dissonance (Фальшивая нота) (1868)
  10. The Sea (Море) (1869–70)
  11. From My Tears (Из слез моих) (1870–71)
  12. Pride (Спесь) (1884–85)
  13. For the Shores of Thy Far Native Land (Для берегов отчизны дальной) (1881)
  14. At Some Folks' Houses (У людей-то в дому) (1881)
  15. The Magic Garden (Чудный сад) (1885)
  16. Arabian Melody (Арабская мелодия) (1881)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1852–85
First Publication. 1947
Librettist Various:
1. S. Solovyov
2. Dmitry Kropotkin, after Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)
3. Aleksandr Vinogradov
4. E. von Kruse
5–6, 8–10, 16. Composer
7, 11. Lev Mey (1822–1862), after Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)
12. Aleksey Tolstoy (1817–1875)
13. Aleksandr Pushkin (1799–1837)
14. Nikolay Nekrasov (1821–1877)
15. Borodin, after Georges Collen
Language Russian (No.15 also in French)
Dedication Various
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice with piano; Nos.2, 3 and 4 with added cello part

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Although in France, historically, the genre "Romance" preceded the "Mélodie", there is strictly no difference here stylistically.