Tre giorni son che Nina (F-)
Aria - Canzonetta - For three long days my Nina
This score is an edition of the aria Tre giorni son che Nina for high voice and piano.
It is set in the key of F minor (also available in G minor or D minor).
Tre giorni son che Nina is one of the best-loved arias of the Italian Baroque period.
The lyrics describe the concern of a man for his beloved Nina, who is lying in bed, seriously ill :
For three long days my Nina, my Nina, my Nina
Upon her bed has lain, upon her bed has lain.
Louder and louder, ye players all, awaken my Ninetta,
Awaken my Ninetta, that she may sleep no more.
This beautiful aria has traditionally been attributed to Pergolesi.
However, since its first known execution took place in 1749, some scholars consider Vincenzo Ciampi as the most likely composer.
However, the style of the aria is closer to that of the Neapolitan school to that of the Venetian school which Ciampi belonged to.
The aria Tre giorni son che Nina is a beautiful encore piece, and it was often used as such by violinists Fritz Kreisler and Nathan Milstein.
Duration : 02:40
Source : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Arias.
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