Terje Rypdal uses a cane to climb the stairs onto the stage at Le Poisson Rouge, for a rare concert in New York City. The crowd cheers and he waves his cane in recognition. He sits down, picks up his red Fender Stratocaster, and proceeds to unleash a barrage of color.

"When I have a really good guitar sound—like in New York--it sort of opens up and there is some brightness shining and colors."

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Beautiful Italian aria written by Geminiano Giacomelli.
It is used in Vivaldi's pasticcio, Bajazet.

From Cecilia Bartoli's album "If You Love Me (Se tu m'ami ), 18th-Century Italian Songs"

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Libretto

 

Italian

Translation in English

Sposa son disprezzata, fida son oltraggiata,

I am a scorned wife, faithful, yet insulted.

cieli che feci mai?

Heaven's, what did I do?

E pur egl'è il mio cor, il mio sposo, il mio amor,

And yet he is my heart, my husband, my love,

la mia speranza.

my hope.

L'amo ma egl'è infedel, spero ma egl'è crudel,

I love him, but he is unfaithful, I hope, but he is cruel,

morir mi lascierai? O Dio manca il valor

will he let me die? O God, valor is missing - 

valor e la costanza.

valor and constancy.

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