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Music dictionary in the stories. The Letter E

ELEGY

Crazy years extinct fun
It is hard for me, as vague hangover.
But, like wine - the sadness of days gone by
In my soul than the older, the stronger.
My way sad. Promise me labor and sorrow
Coming troubled sea.

But I don't want, on the other, to die;
I want to live, to think and to suffer;
And know I will be enjoying
Among sorrows, worries and troubles:
Sometimes again the harmony will revel in,
Over fiction tears pour cold,
And maybe in my sad sunset
Will flash love the smile of farewell.

These wonderful lines Pushkin called the Elegy. Poetic Elegy in XVIII-XIX centuries was a fairly common genre.

The name is derived from the Greek elegos - complaint and initially meant poetry, which was exactly the complaint, usually in conventional "bucolic" poetry, complaint on unrequited love.

Later the word Elegy has acquired a broader meaning. This was the name of poetry, and then and musical compositions sad, thoughtful character. Many of you probably heard vocal Elegy Massenet. It is often broadcast on radio in the performance of Chaliapin.

Jules Massenet. Elegy
Takes Feodor Chaliapin
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Famous piano Elegy Rachmaninoff, Kalinnikov.

S. Rachmaninoff. Elegy
Takes Stanislav Neuhaus
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Music dictionary in stories
Printed materials of the eponymous book by L. Mikheeva (Moscow, "Soviet composer", 1984)

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