Vasily Zhukovsky

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Vasily Zhukovsky (1783-1852), in an 1837 portrait by Karl Bryullov

Russian poet, translator and literary critic (b. 29 January/9 February 1783 near Belyov; d. 24 April 1852 in Baden-Baden [N.S.]), born Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky (Василий Андреевич Жуковский).

Tchaikovsky's Settings of Works by Zhukovsky

Three of Tchaikovsky's operas make use of texts by Zhukovsky:

The words of the lost romance Midnight Review (Ночной парад), written by Tchaikovsky in 1863 or 1864, are taken from Zhukovsky's poem of the same name (1836), which was a translation of the ballad Die nächtliche Heerschau (1827) by Joseph Christian von Zedlitz (1790-1862).


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