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Here you will find major sources of Russian texts and translation, including "Nico Castel" translation books of operas and songs, and other translation books found in the reference section.
For translations of individual operas, check the ML50 section in the Conservatory library.
Russian opera and song texts - Nico Castel and others
Libretti of Russian Operas by
Call Number: Vocal REF ML48 .L49 2004 v.1
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
Contains: Russlan and Ludmila (Glinka); Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky); Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky); Aleko (Rachmaninoff); and The Golden Cockerel (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Russian Songs and Arias by
Call Number: REF MT883 .P54 1991
Publication Date: 1991-09-01
Phonetic readings, word-by-word translations and a concise guide to Russian diction
Selected Nineteenth Century Russian Song Texts by
Call Number: Vocal REF ML54.6.R52 S45 2005
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Russian texts of songs by Abaza, Aliabiev, Arensky, Balakirev, Borodin, Bulakhov, Cui, Dargomyzhsky, Dubuque, Glinka, Gurilyov, Kharito, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rubinstein, Varlamov, Verstovsky, and Yakovlev
Tchaikovsky's Complete Song Texts by
Call Number: Vocal REF ML54.6 .T24 R53 1999
Publication Date: 1999-08-01
Contains the Russian texts of the complete songs of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, with IPA transcriptions, literal and idiomatic English translations.
Prokofiev's complete song texts by
Call Number: Vocal REF ML54.6 .P755 2008
Prokofiev song texts, containing phonetic transcriptions, literal and idiomatic English translations.
Shostakovich's Complete Song Texts by
Call Number: Vocal REF ML54.6.S48 S62 2007
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
Containing phonetic trancriptions, literal and idiomatic English translations.
Tchaikovsky's Complete Songs by
Call Number: REF ML54.6 .T24 S9 2004
Publication Date: 2003-11-20
"In this splendid volume, Richard Sylvester treats Tchaikovsky's songs with great sympathy and understanding, with special emphasis on relating the texts to the music. The songs are presented chronologically, interspersed with insightful observations about their relevance to the composer's life. This book will be welcomed by performers and scholars, but its fluent readability and avoidance of unnecessary detail make it easily accessible to the general reader. Note: only translations, not IPA.