Poems



Most of the following I found through my interest in music. Generally but not always I know them through settings of them to music by various composers (for the first three I've included- at this moment, the only three on this page- by Nicolai Medtner (1880-1951), Russian expatriate, friend of Rachmaninoff, wonderful composer of 3 piano concerti, 14 piano sonatas, 3 violin sonatas, many brief solo piano works, and many songs, among other things!) I've tried not to make the translations exact duplications of the translations I already know, and not just for copyright reasons *g* ... - Eric Schissel

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