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La musique

Language: French (Français)

La musique souvent me prend comme une mer !
Vers ma pâle étoile,
Sous un plafond de brume ou dans un vaste éther,
Je mets à la voile ;

La poitrine en avant et les poumons gonflés
Comme de la toile,
J'escalade le dos des flots amoncelés
Que la nuit me voile ;

Je sens vibrer en moi toutes les passions
D'un vaisseau qui souffre ; 
Le bon vent, la tempête et ses convulsions

Sur l'immense gouffre
Me bercent. D'autres fois, calme plat, grand miroir
De mon désespoir !


Translation(s): ENG ITA RUS

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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)

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  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "La musica", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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La musica

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

Sovente la musica come il mare mi cattura!
Verso un pallido astro,
sotto una volta di bruma o nella vasta aria pura
la mia vela io innalzo;

Spingo il mio petto in avanti, gonfiando i miei polmoni
come vela che si tende,
e scalo il dorso di fitti cavalloni
che la notte nasconde;

E sento vibrare in me tutte le passioni
d'una nave che soffre;
Il vento propizio, la tempesta e le sue convulsioni

Sopra l'abisso immenso
sanno cullarmi. Altre volte bonaccia, calma piatta, vasto
riflesso sono del mio tormento!


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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Charles Baudelaire (1821 - 1867), "La musique", written 1857, appears in Les Fleurs du Mal, in 1. Spleen et Idéal, no. 69 ENG RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Jean-Guy Bailly, Michel Bosc, Elliott Cook Carter, Jr., Gustave Charpentier, Lex van Delden, Joseph Jongen, Gordon Kerry, Léon Orthel. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2010-03-23.
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