Barbara Strozzi

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Amante loquace

Originally for Soprano and basso continuo.
Original Language: Italian

Chi brama in amore
Far paghi i desiri,
Nel centro del core
Non chiuda i martiri.
Con note sonore,
Con voci che strida
All'empia homicida,
Sue pene distingua.
Pietà non manca ad amator ch'ha lingua.

S'aviene ch'un dardo
Il core t'impiaghe,
Non copra le piaghe
Silentio codardo.
Discopra non tardo
Le fresche ferite
Chi brama guarite
Le pene del core.
Per amante ch'è muto è sordo amore.


Talkative Lover

One who wants to
satisfy his desires in love,
must not keep his suffering
inside his heart.
With resounding words,
with a strident voice
he must make his pains
known to the deadly charmer.
Sympathy is not wanting for the lover who speaks up.

If an arrow should happen
to wound your heart,
don't hide the wounds
in cowardly silence.
One who wants to heal
the pains of the heart
must reveal the fresh wound
without waiting.
To the mute lover, love is deaf.

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Amante Loquace

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  • Songs of Love and Marriage

    Benjamin Thorn, recorder, Wayne Madden, harpsichord

    Move Records [Audio CD]

    • Track #10 - Amante loquace - Chi brama in amore, arranged, Op 6 (recorder, hpsc)
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  • Voglio Cantar

    Emőke Baráth, soprano, Il Pomo d'Oro, Francesco Corti, harpsichord/direction, Stefano Rossi, violin, Lathika Vithanage, violin, Felix Knecht, cello, Rodney Prada, viola da gamba, Riccardo Coelati, violone, Michele Pasotti, theorbo/baroque guitar, Miguel Rincón Rodriguez, archlute, baroque guitar, arta Graziolino, harp, Luca Quintavalle, harpsichord/organ

    Rhino Warner Classics (2019) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Chi brama in amore, Op 6 (S, bc) [2:39]
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