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Del destin non dee lagnarsi chi ha nel petto un'alma forte, e l'aspetto della morte non paventa un cuor di re. Il morir solo m'avanza, e il mio caro amato pegno fido prence a te consegno, tu poi l'alma ancor per me.
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741), "Del destin non dee lagnarsi", RV 703 [strings, baritone voice, and continuo], from Bajazet, no. 1. [ sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "One should not complain about destiny", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2018-05-12
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One should complain about destiny if one has a strong soul in one's heart, and the fire of death does not frighten a royal heart. It is only death that advances, so I consign unto you, o Prince, my dearest and most well-loved pledge, so you might let my soul live through you.
- Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2018 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: 2018-05-16
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