Taras Shevchenko

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Taras Shevchenko (1814–1861), in a portrait by Ivan Kramskoy

Ukrainian poet, writer, artist and ethnographer (b. 25 February/9 March 1814 at Moryntsi; d. 26 February/10 March 1861 in Saint Petersburg), born Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko (Тарас Григорович Шевченко); known in Russia as Taras Grigoryevich Shevchenko (Тарас Григорьевич Шевченко).

Tchaikovsky's Settings of Works by Shevchenko

  • Do Not Leave Me (Не отходи от меня), No. 3 of the Six Romances and Songs, Op. 27 (1875), is a setting of Shevchenko's poem The Little Cherry-Orchard (Садок вишневий коло хати) from his cycle In the Casement (В каземат) (1847), in a Russian translation by Lev Mey (1822–1862).
  • In the Garden, By the Ford (В огороде, возле броду), No. 4 of the Six Duets, Op. 46 (1880), is a setting of Shevchenko's 1848 poem of the same title (Но вгородi коло броду), in a Russian translation by Ivan Surikov (1841–1880).

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