by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

T'intendo, sì, mio cor
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG ENG FRE GER SPA
T'intendo, sì, mio cor,
Con tanto palpitar!
So che ti vuoi lagnar,
Che amante sei.

Ah! taci il tuo dolor,
Ah! soffri il tuo martir
Tacilo, tacilo e non tradir
L'affetti miei, l'affetti1 miei!

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

  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , "I hear you , oh my heart", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Uri Liebrecht) , "I hear you well, my heart", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "I hear you, yes, my heart", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Linda Godry) , "Ich verstehe/höre dich mein Herz", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Juan Henríquez Concepción) , "Te entiendo, si, corazón mío", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2015-12-26 15:10:54
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Word count: 34

Je t'entends, mon cœur
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Je t'entends, mon cœur,
Battre si fort !
Je sais que tu veux exprimer
Que tu aimes.

Ah ! tais ta douleur,
Ah ! souffre ton martyre,
Tais-toi, tais-toi et ne trahis pas
Mes sentiments, mes sentiments !

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to French (Français) copyright © 2014 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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Text added to the website: 2014-01-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:27
Line count: 8
Word count: 38