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Dentro il mio petto io sento un suono, una dolcezza, di flauti, e di oboè. Che gioia, che contento, manco per l'allegrezza, più bel piacer non v'è. Ma oh dio, che all'improvviso si cangia l'armonia che il cor fa palpitar. Se n'entran le viole, e in tetra melodia mi vengono a turbar. Poi sorge un gran fracasso: li timpani, le trombe, fagotti, e contrabbasso mi fanno disperar.
- by Giuseppe Petrosellini (1727 - 1799) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791), "Dentro il mio petto io sento", K. 196 (1775), first performed 1775, from opera La finta giardiniera, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Within my breast I hear", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2018-06-03
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Within my breast I hear the sweet sounds of flute and oboe. What joy and contentment, to which a greater pleasure cannot hold a candle save that of sheer ecstasy. But, o God! Suddenly, the harmony changes and makes my heart tremble. The violas enter into the fray and torment me with a gloomy air. A great noise suddenly erupts: kettledrums, trumpets, bassoons, contrabass all combine and cause me to despair.
- Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2019 by Andrew Schneider, (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.
This text was added to the website: 2019-10-06
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Word count: 71