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Io lo so, che il bel sembiante Un istante, oh Dio! mirai, E mai più da quell'istante [Non]1 lasciai di sospirar. Io lo so; lo sanno queste Valli ombrose, erme foreste [Che han]2 da me quel nome amato Imparato a replicar.
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Excerpted from "Il consiglio", Cantata VI.
1 Righini, Kuhlau: "No"
2 Kuhlau: "che'an"
- by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, no title [author's text checked 1 time 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 Daniel Friedrich Rudolph Kuhlau (1786 - 1832), "Io lo so, che il bel sembiante ", op. 9 no. 3 (c1813), published  [voice and piano], from Sei Canzoni, no. 3, Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [text verified 1 time]
- by Vincenzo Righini (1756 - 1812), "Io lo so", op. 7 no. 3, from the collection Dodici Ariette, no. 3. [text verified 1 time]
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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: 2011-06-02
Line count: 8
Word count: 41
I’d know that beautiful face in an instant, oh God! I saw [it], and ever since that instant I haven’t stopped sighing! I know it, they know these shady valleys, forests of Hermes, who have learned to repeat that name I loved.
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- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, no title
This text was added to the website: 2016-04-13
Line count: 8
Word count: 42