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Odi l'aura che dolce sospira

Language: Italian (Italiano)

 Odi l'aura che dolce sospira;
 Mentre fugge scutendo le fronde,
 Se l'intendi, ti parla d'amor.

 Senti l'onda che rauca s'aggira;
 Mentre geme radendo le sponde,
 Se l'intendi, si lagna d'amor.

(a due):
 Quell'affetto chi sente nel petto,
 Sa per prova se nuoce, se giova,
 Se diletto produce o dolor!

Translation(s): ENG FRE GER

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Confirmed with Tutte le opere di Pietro Metastasio, Firenze, Tipografia Borghi e compagni 1832, page 622.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG FRE FRE by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Uri Liebrecht) , "Hear the breeze in flight", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Écoute la brise", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2017-09-02 03:58:01
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Écoute la brise

Language: French (Français) after the Italian (Italiano)

Vénus :
 Écoute la brise qui soupire doucement,
 Et agite en soufflant le feuillage ;
 Comprends qu'elle te parle d'amour.

Pallas : 
 Sens la vague qui vagabonde rudement
 Et gémit en rasant les berges ;
 Comprends qu'elle se plaint de l'amour.

Les deux :
 Ce sentiment que tu sens dans ton cœur,
 Que tu prends pour une preuve de douleur, de joie,
 Produit du plaisir ou de la douleur !

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to French (Français) copyright © 2014 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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