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  • Del freddo Rheno, a complete sestina rather in the style of the cyclic madrigals of Arcadelt and Berchem, opens the group on a note of simple tunefulness (this piece was popular with intabulators); in other madrigals the style varies from Willaert-like seriousness (Occhi piangete), through supple contrapuntal writing resembling Rore (Per pianto la mia carne), to the chordal declamation typical of the Roman madrigale arioso (Queste non son più lagrime).

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  • They are not, it is said, very brilliant, in a musical point of view, but contain numberless good-natured, simple appeals to the affections, which people understood better than the milk-and-water lagrime, sospiri, and felicita of the eternal Donizettian music with which we are favoured now-a-days.

    Vanity Fair

  • The chorus with which the tragedy winds up -- "Ahi! lagrime; Ahi! dolore" -- the words appropriately carved upon his tombstone at St. Onofrio -- is unspeakably pathetic.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • "Di che lagrime grondi e di che sangue" its dazzling foliage.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866

  • They are not, it is said, very brilliant, in a musical point of view, but contain numberless good-natured, simple appeals to the affections, which people understood better than the milk-and-water lagrime, sospiri, and felicità of the eternal Donizettian music with which we are favoured now-a-days.

    IV. The Green Silk Purse

  • I never heard the quartet from Moses better sung; but Miss Gladkowska sang "O quante lagrime" at my farewell concert at Warsaw with much more expression.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • ( "Parmi veder le lagrime"), in which he laments the loss of Gilda.

    The Standard Operas (12th edition) Their Plots, Their Music, and Their Composers

  • -- "E voltatasi al giacente corpo di Romeo, il cui capo sopra un origliere, che con lei uell 'arca era stato lasciato, posto aveva; gli occhi meglio rinchiusi avendogli, e di lagrime il freddo volto bagnandogli, disse;" Che debbo senza di te in vita più fare, signor mio?

    Characteristics of Women Moral, Poetical, and Historical

  • Ms. Petibon conveys manipulation of a different sort as the despairing Salome in "Queste lagrime e sospiri" from Alessandro Stradella's "San Giovanni Battista."

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  • To give an account of Mrs. Falconer's concert in fashionable style, we should inform the public that Dr. Mudge for ever established his fame in "_Buds of Roses_;" and Miss La Grande was astonishing, absolutely astonishing, in "_Frenar vorrei le lagrime_" -- quite in Catalani's best manner; but Miss Georgiana Falconer was divine in "_O Giove omnipotente_," and quite surpassed herself in "_Quanto O quanto è amor possente_," in which Dr. Mudge was also capital: indeed it would be doing injustice to this gentleman's powers not to acknowledge the universality of his genius.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 07

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