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Mio ben ricordati

by Franz Schubert From Vier Canzonen (1820) D688

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Text & Translation

Mio ben ricordati
Italian source: Pietro Metastasio

Mio ben ricordati,
Se avvien, ch’io mora: 
Quanto quest’ anima 
Fedel t’amò.

E se pur amano 
Le fredde ceneri: 
Nell’ urna ancora 
T’adorerò.

Remember, beloved
English translation © Richard Wigmore

Remember, beloved,
if it should happen that I die, 
how this faithful soul
loved you.

And if cold ashes 
can love
in the urn,
I shall shall love you.

Mio ben ricordati
Italian source: Pietro Metastasio

Remember, beloved
English source: Richard Wigmore

Mio ben ricordati,
Remember, beloved,
Se avvien, ch’io mora: 
if it should happen that I die, 
Quanto quest’ anima 
how this faithful soul
Fedel t’amò.
loved you.

E se pur amano 
And if cold ashes 
Le fredde ceneri: 
can love
Nell’ urna ancora 
in the urn,
T’adorerò.
I shall shall love you.

Composer

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He…

Poet

Pietro Metastasio

Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi, better known by his pseudonym of Pietro Metastasio, was an Italian poet and librettist, considered the most important writer of opera seria libretti. Metastasio was born in Rome, where his father, Felice Trapassi,…

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