Barbara Strozzi
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Duetto. Soprano, e mezzo Soprano

Duet originally for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano and basso continuo.
Original Language: Italian

Sospira,
Respira,
Amato,
Sprezzato,
Mio core,
Traditore,
Chi t'ingannò?
Chi ti fidò?
No, no, pene non più!
È sprezzata d'amor la servitù.

Chi mi tiene?
Catene,
desiri,
sospiri,
contenti,
tormenti.
Chi m'inganna?
Una tiranna.

English

Duet. Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano

Sigh,
breathe,
loved,
disdained,
my heart,
traitor,
who deceived you?
Who believed in you?
No, no, no more pains!
Love disdains servitude.

Who detains me?
Chains,
desires,
sighs,
contentments,
torments.
Who deceives me?
A tyrant.

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Sospira, Respira (Duetto)

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  • A New Sappho, album cover image

    A New Sappho

    Favella Lyrica

    Koch International Classics (2000) [Audio CD]

    • Track #12 - Sospira, respira (SA, hps, b viol) [3:29]
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  • Virtuosa of Venice

    Fieri Consort, Lucinda Cox, soprano, Hannah Ely, soprano, Nancy Cole, mezzo-soprano, Josh Cooter, tenor, Tom Kelly, temor, Ben McKee, Bass, Toby Carr, theorbo/baroque guitar, Aileen Hanry, harp, Harry Buckoke, viola da gamba

    Fieri Records (2019) [Audio CD]

    • Sospira, respira, Op 6 (SA, bc) [3:44]
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