An Art Song setting of Bravig Imbs's poem "Four Poems for Valeska - I".
This song was composed by Christopher Ludwig, and performed by Baritone Cliff Ridley, pianist Tatiana Khvatova and violinist Alina Khvatova.
Four Poems for Valeska
(2013, for baritone, violin and piano)
Poem by Bravig Imbs
Pines on this plain of lowering night
bend down their branches with the sun in sorrow,
the welling evening wind sweeps under them with moan
and I am washed over by the northern waves.
O lorn immensity of drowned dead stars,
to what port has the sunken sun repaired
and from what mast was this full moon released?
I cannot know but am not discontent--
I know the darkening harbor of your eyes.