by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio

Ti sento, sospiri
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ti sento, sospiri,
Ti lagni d'amore:
Ma soffri, mio core,
Ma impara a tacer;
Che cento martiri
Compensa un piacer.

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Note (courtesy Laura Prichard): This work comes from a group of brief, single-stanza poems (Strofe per musica da cantarsi a canone) that Metastasio wrote and set to music in the form of vocal canons. Donizetti’s autograph manuscript is titled Romanza (Paris, Ms. 4180).


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  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 20