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Sergei Rachmaninoff

The Miserly Knight (1903-05)

Plays: 2833

opera in three scenes
Cto nepodvlástno mne? (excerpt)
Duration: 01 mins 00 secs
Sergei Aleksashkin / Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Neeme Järvi
(p) and © 1997 Deutsche Grammophon
DG 453 454-2 

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Text heard on Sample:
Baron: ...velikolépnïye moí sadï
sbegútsya nímfï rézvoyu tolpóyu,
i múzï dan' svoyú mne prinesút,
i vól'nïy géniy mne porabotítsya,
i dobrodétel', i bessónnïy trud
smirénno búdut zhdat' moyéy nagrádï.
Ya svístnu ­­–
i ko mne poslúsno,
róbko vpolzyót okrovavlénnoye zlodéystvo...


Baron: ...into my magnificent gardens
will run nymphs in a playful throng,
and the Muses will bring me offerings,
and the free genie will be my slave,
and virtue and tireless labour
will patiently await my reward.
I have only to whistle,
and bloody villainy will crawl
obediently and timidly up to me...

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