ChoralWiki:Translations/Charles Marshall

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The translations by Charles Marshall (formerly User:CharlesMarshall65) of madrigals from Monteverdi's Il Quarto Libro dei Madrigali do not use a literal, word-for-word account of the texts because of the impossibility of retaining the original music of the poetry in a translation from late sixteenth and early seventeenth century Italian to modern English. Instead, they provide poetic translations that faithfully relate the sense of the originals, but re-cast that sense so that, in keeping with Monteverdi's intentions with the Seconda Prattica, the words of his madrigals live for an English-speaking audience.

They are now hosted at Charles Marshall's home page.