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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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • 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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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:23
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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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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:23
Line count: 12
Word count: 54