Klas Torstensson – Two Queen Christina Songs

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On November 1st, Charlotte Riedijk, soprano and Gerrie Meijers, organ, will perform the ‘Two Christina Songs’ of Klas Torstensson at the Orgelpark…   

The Two Queen Christina Songs were dedicated to Charlotte Riedijk and Aron Nilsson and written in 2016
Le dolci parole is an arrangement of the song with the same title from the song cycle In großer Sehnsucht for soprano and piano trio (2004).

Sempre mia is an arrangement of the song with the same title from the work for large choir Arcadia 1689 (2015)

composition: Klas Torstensson
Charlotte Riedijk, soprano
Gerrie Meijers, organ

More info about the concert

Le dolci parole

Tu segui ancora in sì turbati accenti tuoi vani lamenti?
Da gli Elisi oh venga almeno
un bel sogno a consigliarti;

ed ei prenda a favellarti
su gli incendi del mio seno.
Più non ascolto il suono
delle dolci parole:
nè si conced’ancora
lo splendor de’ bei lumi ai lumi miei;


Sweet words

Do you still continue, in such tormented tones your pointless laments?
At least let a beautiful dream
of the Elysian Fields come to console you;

and let him tell you
of the fires in my breast.
I no longer hear the sound
of sweet words:
nor does the splendor of the beautiful lights yield to my own.

More info

Klas Torstensson at Donemus