page one of the Double basses part from The restaurant (Russian version)

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Full details

This song is based on a poem by the Russian poet Aleksandr Blok, in which a man remembers an evening long ago, when he saw a woman in a restaurant and they engaged in some fairly serious flirting. The poem doesn't spell out how the episode ended, so we can't be sure whether he's reminiscing alone, and thinking "I wonder what happened to that woman I almost met all those years ago", or whether he's talking to his life partner, and saying "Do you still remember the night we first met?"

There are two versions of the song. This one uses the original text of the Russian poem. There is also an English version, (not precise enough to be called a translation). The orchestral parts are the same for both.


Composer
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Licensing

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