Re: 13r2 WKS hangs at 90%

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Fri Apr 19 2002 - 14:48:45 CEST

On Fri, Apr 19, 2002 at 01:09:55AM -0700, Mick Mearns wrote:
> Hello Michele;
> I have it working now - thank you.
> This is off-topic, but as you are Italian and a Physicist then I have to assume
> that you love the Opera.

A syllogism :-). True: I like italian opera and baroque music, but I mostly
know Verdi and Puccini. When a little boy, I used to play this kind of music
with my clarinet Sib in the municipal orchestra.

> I have a recording by Cecilia Bartoli singing "Giusto Ciel, in tal Periglio"
> from Maometto II by Rossini.
> I am from England and live now near Seattle USA. I cannot find anyone that
> knows this piece or what she is singing about!!

I do not know this opera, sorry (this a minor work, I think: major are
"Il barbiere di Siviglia", "Semiramide" and "Guglielmo Tell"). But
I can translate easily, although this is a sort of adulterated italian:

                "oh fair Sky, in this danger ...".

Periglio is very old equivalent for "pericolo", i.e. danger, risk (very
common in Dante Alighieri).

<unappy joke>
or .. are you connecting Maometto with Sky and danger???
</unappy joke>

> This is a devastating piece of music - not unlike "Visi d'arte" and I would
> really love to find an English translation or Libretto.

"Vissi d'arte": Giacomo Puccini, la Boheme?
"Vissi" is the past of the verb "vivere", but "Visi" is plural of "viso",
face. So "Faces of art" is also good :-)

> Sorry if this annoys anyone - but I have to take the opportunity to ask.

No problem. On this list, computer science is a minor subject.


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