Barbara Strozzi

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Amor non si fugge

Originally for Soprano and basso continuo.
Original Language: Italian

Cara Filli, quella tu sei ch'adoro,
Per te sola, per te languisco e moro.

Ben vid'io ch'un guardo adesca
Ch'allettando il seno adhugge,
Ma pur ardo e'l cor si strugge,
Che non fugge d'amor chi seco tresca.

Cara Filli...

S'è il languir colpo d'amore,
Fuggirò s'amor m'assale.
Ma 'l fuggir, ohimè, che vale?
Non si scioglie dal pie' laccio del core.

Cara Filli...


You can't run from love

Dear Phyllis, it's you that I adore;
for you alone, for you I languish and die.

I can clearly see that a glance allures,
and an enticed heart is bewitched,
yet I burn and my heart is being destroyed:
you don't run away from love if you're being reckless.

Dear Phyllis...

If languishing is the fault of love,
I'll flee if love assails me.
But alas, what good is running away?
The feet are not released from the chains of the heart.

Dear Phyllis...

Translated by:

Richard Kolb

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Amor Non Si Fugge

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    Christine Brandes, soprano, Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano, Kurt-Owen Richards, bass, New York Baroque, Eric Milnes, conductor

    Dorian (2001) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

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