Nikolay Grekov

Tchaikovsky Research

Russian poet and translator (b. 1810 in Moscow; d. 1866), born Nikolay Porfiryevich Grekov (Николай Порфирьевич Греков).

Tchaikovsky's Settings of Works by Grekov

  • Wait! (Погоди!), No. 2 of the Six Romances, Op. 16 (1872-73), and We Have Not Far to Walk (Не долго нам гулять), No. 2 of the Two Songs (1875), were both settings of untitled poems by Grekov, published in 1860.
  • The poem Song (Песня), published in 1860 — a translation from the French of Chanson de Fortunio, from the comedy Le Chandelier (1835) by Alfred de Musset (1810–1857) — was set by Tchaikovsky as No, I Shall Never Tell (Нет, никогда не назову), No. 1 of the Six Romances, Op. 28 (1875).
  • The poem Stanzas (Стансы), published in 1866, was set by Tchaikovsky as Look, Yonder Cloud (Смотри: вон облако), No. 2 of the Six Romances and Songs, Op. 27 (1875).

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