by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Ardo per te, mio bene
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER
Ardo per te, mio bene, ma l'ardore
Spira dolce aura al core.
Moro per te, mia vita, ma il morire
gioia divien, dolcissimo il languire.
Felice sorte, ancor ch'io arda e moia:
L'ardor divien dolce aura, el morir gioia.


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Camilla Bugge) , title 1: "I burn for you, my love", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Ich brenne nach dir, mein Liebster", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Je brûle pour toi, mon amour", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Camilla Bugge

Text added to the website: 2004-10-02 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:10
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Word count: 39

Je brûle pour toi, mon amour
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Je brûle pour toi, mon amour, mais
le feu envoie un doux souffle au cœur.
Je meurs pour toi, ma vie, mais la mort
devient joie, la langueur très douce.
Sort heureux, que je brûle ou que je meure :
Le feu devient un doux souffle, la mort joie.


  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 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: 2015-12-11 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-12-11 00:40:54
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Word count: 49