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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Hab Erbarmen, mein schöner Abgott
Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)
Hab Erbarmen, mein schöner Abgott,
und sage mir nicht, ich sei undankbar;
bekümmert und unglücklich
genug macht mich der Himmel.
Dass ich dir treu bin,
dass ich unter deinen schönen Augen schmelze,
das weiß Amor, das wissen die Götter,
mein Herz, dein Herz weiß es.
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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 FRE
- 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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