Evgeny  Kissin
- classical pianist -

Poetry in Yiddish written by Evgeny Kissin
Translatet by Barnett Zumoff

-- 1. A Stroll In The Mountains In Switzerland

-- 2. Ani maymin

-- 3. Song To Anapest

-- 4. My Grandmother-Tongue

-- 5. Urbi Et Orbi

Poetry on CD

The Works of the Following Poets Are Included On This CD:

-- 1. Arn Vergelis

--- 2. Boris Mogilner

--- 3. Helpern Leivick

--- 4. Peretz Markish

--- 5. Khayim-Nakhman Bialik

--- 6. Moyshe Schulshteyn

--- 7. Yankev Glatshteyn

--- 8. Rivke Bassman-Ben-Haim

--- 9. Moyshe Kulbak

-- 10. Avrom Sutskever

-- 11. Aaron Zeitlin

-- 12. Kadya Molodowsky

-- 13. Celia Dropkin

-- 14. Anna Margolin

-- 15. David Hofshteyn

-- 16. Shmuel Halkin

-- 17. Emmanuil Kazakevitch

-- 18. Boris Sandler

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Outside, It Was Snowing

by Evgeny Kissin
translated by Barnett Zumoff

    The smoke from the cigarette was beginning to mix with the emanations from the Indian aromatic sticks. There was no ashtray in the house, so
    the cigarette ash fell to the floor immediately after each light tap of her finger.
    She kept slowly and deeply inhaling the smoke, filling her entire body with the mild poison; oh well--the deed is already done, so relax and
    calm down. Three thoughts kept drilling into her mind: “Sasha, my darling”… “I’ll get the money as fast as I can!”…and “Now I’ve really become
    a whore—I’ve lived to see the day!”

       “Man proposes and God disposes,” her wise grandmother Chana used to say. Her grandmother’s words had sounded convincing to her even
    then, though she was still a child and of course couldn’t understand what they meant. Now, in the past few days, she somehow understood them
    with her whole being, from the tips of her fingers to the depths of her soul, perhaps as never before in her life. When she was still a young girl
    and had just begun to discover the world of pleasure, she used to fantasize about taking money for love. For instance, a nice man she liked
    would come to her and propose to spend time with her, and she would answer him playfully: “If you pay!” Now, however, she didn’t get to choose
    only nice clients.

Poetry reading by Evgeny Kissin

Verbier, Chapelle Protestante, 26 July 2006

 

1. Nika Turbina, (untitled)

 

2. Nika Turbina, My verse is like a ball of wool

 

3. Nika Turbina, I am playing the piano


 

4. Nika Turbina, You'll away with nothing


 

5. Lera Auerbach, The Stage


 

6. Anna Akhmatova, Loneliness


 

7. Anna Akhmatova, Death of a Poet


 

8. Anna Akhmatova, The sixth


 

9. Anna Margolin, Years


 

10. Rivke Bassman-Ben-Haim, Scorched Bees


 

11. Polia Shapiro, The Yiddish words from your mouth


 

12. Rokhl Korn, On the other side of the poem


 

13. Rokhl Korn, Morning in the village


 

14. Rokhl Korn, Everything Forlorn


 

15. Rokhl Korn, Sometimes I want to go up


 

16. Kadya Molodowsky, The Mother


 

17. Kadya Molodowsky, Crumbling pages


 

18. Kadya Molodowsky, In life's stable


 

19. Kadya Molodowsky, White night


 


©2000 - 2015 Evgeny Kissin. All Rights Reserved >
All sound clips and images reproduced with permission of their respective owners.

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