Sunless (song cycle)

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Mussorgsky in 1874

Sunless (Russian: Без солнца, Bez Solntsa, literally Without Sun) is a song cycle by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, written in 1874, to poems by Arseny Golenishchev-Kutuzov, a relative of the composer.

Song titles[edit]

The individual song titles are as follows:

  1. "В четырех стенах" ("Within four walls") – D major
  2. "Меня в толпе ты не узнала" ("Thou didst not know me in the crowd") – D major
  3. "Окончен праздный шумный день" ("The noisy festival day is ended") – C major
  4. "Скучай" ("Boredom: For the album of a fashionable young lady") – B minor
  5. "Элегия" ("Elegy") – B minor, ending in F-sharp minor
  6. "Над рекой" ("By the River") – C-sharp major

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