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L'amante consolato

Originally for Soprano and basso continuo.
Original Language: Italian

Son tanto ito cercando
che pur alfin trovai
colei che desiai
duramente penando,
Oh questa volta sì ch'io non m'inganno,
s'io non godo mio danno!

Son tali quei contenti
che pur alfin io provo
che tutto mi rinovo
doppo lunghi tormenti.
Ma tutti com'io fo far non sapranno
chi non gode suo danno.


The Consoled Lover

I searched for so long
that I finally found
the one that I desired,
after rigorous suffering.
Oh, this time let me not fool myself,
let me not be rejoicing in my own downfall.

The delights that I feel
at last are such
that everything renews me,
after prolonged agony.
But not everyone would be able to do as I do,
not being able to rejoice in their own downfall.

Translated by:

Richard Kolb

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l'Amante Consolato

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    Èlia Casanova, soprano, La Tendresa

    Universum Records (2018) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • L'amante consolato, Op 2 (S, bc) [2:36]
  • Passioni, Vizi, e Virtù

    Consort Baroque Laurentia, Peggy Bélanger, soprano, Michel Angers, theorbo

    stradivarius (2014) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • L'amante consolato - Son tanto ito cercando, Op 2 (S, th) [3:06]
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    Maria Jonas, soprano, Stephan Rath, theorbo

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    • L'amante consolato, Op 2 (S, th) [2:33]
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