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Quando voglio, con un vezzo so piagar, chi mi rimira. Ed al brio d'un mio disprezzo ha un gran cor, chi non sospira. Quando voglio, con un vezzo so piagar, chi mi rimira. Quando voglio, con un riso saettar so, chi mi guarda. Ed al moto del mio viso non v'è seno, che non arda. Quando voglio, con un riso saettar so, chi mi guarda.
- by Giacomo Francesco Bussani (flourished 1673-1680) [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 Antonio Sartorio (1630 - 1680), "Quando voglio, con un vezzo", 1676, first performed 1676. [2 violins, soprano voice, and continuo] [ sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , 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: 2018-07-27
Line count: 12
Word count: 65
When I wish, with a glance, I can wound all who gaze upon me. It takes a person with a truly strong heart to not sigh at the vigor of my contempt. Whenever I wish, with a smile, I can strike down anyone who looks upon me. And the slightest motion of my face, there is no breast that does not burn.
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- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Giacomo Francesco Bussani (flourished 1673-1680)
This text was added to the website: 2018-07-28
Line count: 8
Word count: 62