by Raniero de' Calzabigi (1714 - 1795)
Translation © by Paul Hindemith

O del mio dolce ardor
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG GER POR SPA SPA
O del mio dolce ardor
Bramato oggetto,
L'aura che tu respiri,
Alfin respiro.

O vunque il guardo io giro,
Le tue vaghe sembianze
Amore in me dipinge:
Il mio pensier si finge
Le più liete speranze;
E nel desio che così
M'empie il petto
Cerco te, chiamo te, spero e sospiro.

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  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , title 1: "Of my sweet ardor", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Débora Letícia Batista) , title 1: "Oh, desejado objeto do meu", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Aminta Iriarte) , title 1: "Oh, querida razón", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , title 1: "Oh, de mi dulce pasión", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Julia Hamann) , title 1: "O meiner Leidenschaft", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Marike Lindhout) , title 1: "O mijn zoete gloed", copyright © 2008, (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.
Line count: 12
Word count: 51

Of my sweet ardor
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Oh, desired object
Of my sweet ardor,
The air which you breathe,
At last I breathe.

Wherever I turn my glance
Your lovely features
Paint love for me:
My thoughts imagine
The most happy hopes,
And in the longing which
Fills my bosom
I seek you, I call you, I hope, and I sigh.

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © by Paul Hindemith, (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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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 54