Sonetto di Gaspara Stampa
for mezzo-soprano and piano quartet

John Plant
Composer
John Plant
Composition Date: 2012
Duration: 00:10:10
Genre: Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, , Keyboard / String Bowed

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Mezzo Soprano
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
Text and translation follow:

Rimandatemi il cor, empio tirannoRimandatemi il cor, empio tiranno,ch'a si gran torto avete ed istraziatee di lui e di me quel proprio fateche le tigri e i leon di cerva fanno.Son passati otto giorni, a me un annoch'io non ho vostre lettere od imbasciate,contra la fè che voi m'avete date,o fonte di valor, conte, e d'inganno.Credete ch'io sia Ercol o Sansonea poeter sostener tanto dolore,giovane e donna e fuor d'ogni ragione,massime essendo qui senza 'l mio coree senza voi a mia difensioneonde mi suol venir forza e vigore?-Gaspara Stampa

Send back my heart to me, wicked tyrant, which so wrongly you possess and tear to pieces, doing to it and to me the same thing that tigers and lions do to deer. Eight days have passed - a year to me - in which I have had no letters or messages from you, contrary to the promise you gave me, count, O fount of valour and of deception?Do you think I am Hercules or Samson, to be able to sustain so much pain, young, and a woman, and out of my mind, and above all here without my heart, and without you to come to my defense - you, from whom my strength and vigor are wont to come? -English translation by John Plant

Premiere Information:
Toronto, Ontario
Trinity Church
30 Oct 2012
Anita Krause, mezzo-soprano; The Talisker Players, live performance

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 1205 P713son
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, , Keyboard / String Bowed
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • August 10, 2017
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    29 Pages
    Height: 11 inches
    Width: 8.5 inches
    Parts page count: 39
    Parts
    39 Pages
    Height: 11 inches
    Width: 8.5 inches
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by The Talisker Players
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