Barbara Strozzi

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Trio originally for two Tenors and Bass with basso continuo.
Original Language: Italian

Non ci lusinghi più
Con la tua dolce spene,
Vezzosa servitù:
Libertà, libertà, non più catene!

Dunqu’era il mio bene,
Dunqu’era il mio core,
Una donna infedel priva d’amore.

Oh stolido errore,
Per breve gioire
Corteggiar pene e vagheggiar martíre.

Oh basso desire,
Oh alto arrischiato:
Chi gode nell’inferno esser dannato.

Non ci lusinghi più...

Giulio Strozzi


Stop enticing me
with your sweet hopes,
fickle servitude:
Freedom, freedom, no more chains!

She was my beloved,
she was my heart:
an unfaithful woman without love.

Oh foolish mistake,
to court pain and welcome suffering
for brief enjoyment.

Oh low desire,
oh high risk,
to enjoy being damned in Hell.

Stop enticing me...

Translated by:

Richard Kolb

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  • A Golden Treasury of Renaissance Music (Currently Out of Print)

    Musica Secreta, Suzie Le Blanc, soprano

    Amon Ra (2000) [Vinyl Record]

    • Track #14 - Libertà - Non ci lusinghi più, Op 1 (SSA, bc) [3:26]
  • Barbara Strozzi: Il Primo de Madrigali

    Orlando di Lasso Ensemble

    Thorofon Records (2000) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Disc #2 / Track #9 - Libertà (TTB, vlg, chitarrone, hps) [2:45]
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  • La Virtuosissima Cantatrice

    The vocal music of Barbara Strozzi

    Musica Secreta, Deborah Roberts, soprano, Mary Nichols, alto, Kasia Elsner, theorbo, John Toll, harpsichord, Suzie Le Blanc, soprano

    Amon Ra (1994) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Libertà - Non ci lusinghi più, Op 1 (SSA, hpsc, th) [3:24]
  • Primo Libro de' Madrigali

    La Venexiana

    Cantus (2000) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Libertà - Non ci lusinghi più, Op 1 (TTB, bc) [3:11]