Ne mozhet byt'!; Не может быть! (So dread a fate I'll ne'er believe!; It cannot be!)

Song TitleNe mozhet byt'!; Не может быть! (Search)
Title in EnglishSo dread a fate I'll ne'er believe!; It cannot be! (Search)
Composer(s):Serge Rachmaninoff (Рахманинов, Сергей Васильевич)
Author(s):Apollon Nikolayevich Maykov (Майков, Аполлон Николаевич)
Keyword(s) & Features: Agony; Alive; Anguish; Being; Bereavement; Brevity of Life; Care; Cares; Caring; Children; Comprehending; Cruel; Cruelty; Dad; Daughters; Dead; Death; Death of a Child; Death of a Loved One; Deathbeds; Demise; Devastated; Disbelief; Dying; Expiring; Eyes; Fate; Father; Fatherhood; Fathering; Fathers; Fathoming; Feelings; Fragility of Life; Girls; Gone; Grief; Grieving; Guardians; Heartache; Heartbreak; Heartbroken; Injustices; Knowing; Lament; Lamenting; Laments; Living; Looking; Loss; Loss of Innocence; Loss of Peace; Love; Loved; Loving; Lying; Meaning; Moments; Mourning; Myself; No; Nurturing; Opening; Pain; Pains; Parenthood; Parenting; Parents; Parting; Paternal; Paternal Love; Questioning; Questions; Quiet; Realizing; Sadness; Seeing; Silent; Smiling; Sorrow; Sorrowing; Sorrows; Speaking; Sudden; Tragedy; Understanding; Unfairness; Unjust; Unmoving; Waking; Waking Up; Wanting; Weeping; Whispering; Why; Young; Youthful; Youths
First LineNe mozhet byt'! ne mozhet byt'!; Не может быть! не может быть! (Search)
Average Duration1:45 (Search)
Year of composition 1910 - 1912 (Search)
Larger WorkЧетырнадцать романсов; Fourteen Romances (Search)
Musical FormThrough-composed (Search)
Author's associated movements or -isms or GroupsSlavophilia (Search)
Original LanguageRussian (Search)
Score Source,_No._7.pdf
Audio Source
Difficulty LevelMasters/YA (Search)
Catalog DesignationOp. 34 no. 7 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerMiddle voice
Range: Eb4 - Ab5 (Search)
Original KeyEb minor (Search)
Dedicated ToVera Fyodorovna Komissarzhevskaya; Вера Фёдровна Комиссаржевская (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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