Per pietà, bell'idol mio
Language: Italian (Italiano)
Per pietà, bell'idol mio,
non mi dir ch'io sono ingrato;
infelice e sventurato
abbastanza il Ciel mi fa.
Se fedele a te son io,
se mi struggo ai tuoi bei lumi,
sallo amor, lo sanno i Numi
il mio core, il tuo lo sa.
Translation(s): ENG FRE GER
W. Mozart sets stanza 1
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835), "Per pietà, bell'idol mio", from Sei Ariette, no. 5. [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by (Karl) Friedrich Curschmann (1805 - 1841), "Per pietà bell' idol", op. 8 (Vier Canzonetten) no. 3, published 1834, Berlin, Westphal [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Niccolo Jommelli (1714 - 1774), "Per pietà, bell'idol mio", 1749, first performed 1749. [strings and soprano voice] [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Leopold Antonín Koželuh (1747 - 1818), "Per pietà, bell'idol mio", op. 31 no. 12 [voice and piano], confirmed with a CD booklet [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791), "Per pietà, bell'idol mio", K. 78, K. 73b (c1766), stanza 1. [soprano, orchestra] [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Leonardo Vinci (1690 - 1730), "Per pietà, bell' idol mio", 1730, first performed 1730, from the opera Artaserse, no. 4. [ sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Camilla Bugge) , "For Pity's Sake", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Hab Erbarmen, mein schöner Abgott", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Par pitié, ma belle idole
Language: French (Français) after the Italian (Italiano)
Par pitié, ma belle idole,
ne me dis pas que je suis ingrat ;
malheureux et infortuné
m'a assez rendu le Ciel.
Que je sois fidèle à toi,
Que je me languisse de tes beaux yeux,
l'amour le sait, les Dieux le savent,
mon cœur et le tien le savent.
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Translations of title(s):
"Per pietà, bell'idol mio" = "Par pitié, ma belle idole"
"Per pietà bell' idol" = "Par pitié, belle idole"
- Translation from Italian (Italiano) to French (Français) copyright © 2018 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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- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, appears in Artaserse, from Artaserse, Act I, Scene V ENG GER
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Vincenzo Bellini, Friedrich Curschmann, Niccolo Jommelli, Leopold Antonín Koželuh, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leonardo Vinci. Go to the text.
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