Ona, kak polden', khorosha; Она, как полдень, хороша (As fair as day in blaze of noon; She is as beautiful as midday)

Song TitleOna, kak polden', khorosha; Она, как полдень, хороша (Search)
Title in EnglishAs fair as day in blaze of noon; She is as beautiful as midday (Search)
Composer(s):Serge Rachmaninoff (Рахманинов, Сергей Васильевич)
Author(s):Nikolai Maksimovich Vilenkin (Виленкин, Николай Максимович (as Nikolai Maksimovich Minsky (Николай Максимович Минский)))
Author Underrepresented GroupJewish (Search)
Keyword(s) & Features: Attracting; Beautiful; Being; Comparing; Comparisons; Contrast; Destiny; Drawing; Eternal; Eyes; Fate; Feelings; Grief; Inscrutable; Knowing; Longing; Loving; Metaphor: Beauty as Shining Sunlight; Metaphor: Sea as Lover; Midday; Midnight; More; Myself; Mysterious; Observing; Seas; Shores; Silence; Silent; Souls; Strife; Suffering; Unanswered Love; Unattainable Love; Unequal; Unrequited Love; Unworthy; Weeping; Yearning
First LineOna, kak polden', khorosha; Она, как полдень, хороша (Search)
Average Duration3:00 (Search)
Year of composition 1896 (Search)
Larger WorkДвенадцать романсов; Twelve Romances (Search)
Musical FormThrough-composed (Search)
Author's associated movements or -isms or GroupsDecadence, Symbolism (Search)
Original LanguageRussian (Search)
Score Source http://ks.imslp.net/files/imglnks/usimg/4/46/IMSLP07275-Rachmaninov_-_Op._14,_No._9.pdf
Audio Source https://open.spotify.com/track/2bGnMt2TuN1uQ6ZkFCEwQZ
Difficulty LevelMasters/YA (Search)
Catalog DesignationOp. 14 no. 9 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerMiddle voice
Range: Bb3 - Gb5 (Search)
Original KeyEb Major (Search)
Dedicated ToYelizaveta Andreyevna Lavrovskaya; Елизавета Андреевна Лавровская (Search)
Sources CitedRachmaninoff's complete songs: A companion with texts and translations. (2014). Choice Reviews Online, 52(02), 52-0595. (Search)
ContributorMRH , Morgan Horning (Search)
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