Arensky: Three Quartets, Op. 57 (ca. 1902)

• SATB quartet with cello. [Russian/German] 7′

Edited by Dean Crocker, 2017

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Previously published ca. 1902 by Jurgenson (Moscow & Leipzig)

Anton Stepanovich Arensky , 1861/07/31 (Novgorod, Russia)‒1906/02/25 (Tarioki, Finland). Pianist and composer, studied at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory with Johanssen and Rimsky-Korsakov. Professor, Moscow Conservatory, where his students included Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, and Gretchaninov. Director, Imperial Court Choir. Composer of operas and ballets, a piano concerto, and much symphonic and chamber music.

№ 1. Серенада [Serenade]
Тихо вечер догорает,
Горы золотя;
Знойный воздух холодает,
Спи, мое дитя.…

№ 2. Угасшим звёздам [To the dying stars]
Долго ль впивать мне мерцание ваше,
Синего неба пытливые очи?
Долго ли чуять, что выше и краше
Вас ничего нет во храмине ночи?…

№ 3. Горячий ключ [The hot spring]
Помнишь тот горячий ключ,
Как он чист был и бегуч,
Как дрожал в нем солнца луч
‎И качался,…

—Afnasy Fet (1820‒1892) [German lyrics by Lina Esbeer]

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