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Language: Italian (Italiano)

Amore e la speranza
voglion farmi prigioniero,
e a tal segno il mal s'avanza
ch'ho scoperto ch'il pensiero
dice d'esserne contento.
La speranza per legarmi
a gran cose mi lusinga,
s'io le credo avvien che stringa
lacci sol da incatenarmi.
Mio core all'armi!
S'incontri l'infida
si prenda s'uccida su presto!
è periglioso ogni momento.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [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)

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Trahison !", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Trahison !

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

Amour et l'espérance
veulent faire de moi un prisonnier,
et à un tel degré mon mal est arrivé
que j'ai découvert que ma pensée
dit qu'elle est heureuse.
Trahison !
L'espérance pour me lier
m'a tenté avec de grandes choses,
Si je la crois, elle serre
Plus fort les liens qui m'enchaînent.
Mon cœur, aux armes !
Si tu rencontres la perfide,
Prends-la et tue-la aussitôt !
Chaque instant est dangereux.
Trahison !

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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Giorgio Tani
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Barbara Strozzi. Go to the text.


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