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Sfogava con le stelle

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Sfogava con le stelle
un'infermo d'Amore
sotto notturno ciel il suo dolore,
e dicea fisso in loro:
O imagini belle del'idol mio ch'adoro
si com'a me mostrate,
mentre cosi splendete,
la sua rara beltate
cosi mostrast'a lei
i vivi ardori miei
la fareste col vostr'aureo sembiante
pietosa si come me fat'amante.

Translation(s): ENG FRE GER

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Submitted by Sven Wifstrand


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):

  • ENG English (Sven Wifstrand) , "One who was lovesick", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Se confiant aux étoiles", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:47

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Se confiant aux étoiles

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

Se confiant aux étoiles,
un malade d'amour,
sous le ciel nocturne, exprimait sa douleur,
et il disait en les regardant :
Ô belles images de l'idole que j'adore,
comme vous me montrez,
quand vous brillez,
sa rare beauté,
de même montrez-lui
mes vives ardeurs.
Vous la ferez avec votre apparence auréolée
compatissante comme vous m'avez fait amoureux.

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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) misattributed to Ottavio Rinuccini (1562 - 1621) ENG GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Giulio Caccini, Claudio Monteverdi. Go to the text.


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