trae così luminoso partito dal

English translation: extracts such luminosity

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Italian term or phrase:trae così luminoso partito dal
English translation:extracts such luminosity
Entered by: Claudia Luque Bedregal

17:09 May 1, 2018
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / citation from a journal
Italian term or phrase: trae così luminoso partito dal
Context: a citation from the Gazzetta di Parma about Giovanni Puzzi, a famous virtuoso of the horn.

«Potrebbesi forse, senza essere ingiusto, obliare il bel talento del Sig. Puzzi, il quale trae così luminoso partito dal più ingrato fra gli strumenti? Che suoni puri e dolci sa egli far fare al corno cui anima il suo fiato! Che limpidezza! Che possesso! Egli si fa giuoco delle difficoltà; le affronta le assale con tanto di coraggio e di fortuna, che non si scorgono, per così dire, se non quando sono superate. La sua modestia poi dà risalto al suo talento ammirabile che a lui medesimo sembra di non avere» (Mongrédien, 2008, III, p. 592).

I think the idea here is that the horn player brings the best/makes the most of the horn, but I'm not sure if that would be a suitable rendering.

Thank you for your suggestions.
Claudia Luque Bedregal
Italy
Local time: 15:37
extracts such luminosity
Explanation:
Or brilliance, or coaxes.

"Trarre il meglio partito" means get the best out of, as you say. See the last example in definition 2:
http://www.sapere.it/sapere/dizionari/traduzioni/Italiano-In...

I think it's important to keep the "luminous" idea rather than try to find other ways of saying it.
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philgoddard
United States
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Thank you, Phil.
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extracts such luminosity


Explanation:
Or brilliance, or coaxes.

"Trarre il meglio partito" means get the best out of, as you say. See the last example in definition 2:
http://www.sapere.it/sapere/dizionari/traduzioni/Italiano-In...

I think it's important to keep the "luminous" idea rather than try to find other ways of saying it.

philgoddard
United States
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 37
Grading comment
Thank you, Phil.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you for your suggestion, Phil, and yes, you're absolutely right about including the luminous part.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lisa Jane: I'd say coaxes fits better as it underlines the contrast intended by the writer
14 mins
  -> Yes, I think it works well with "più ingrato fra gli strumenti".

agree  tradu-grace: congrats Phil ..... and .... Lisa as well. (not an easy one)
19 hrs
  -> Thanks!

agree  BdiL: I believe "coaxes such luminosity" shines. MAu
21 hrs
  -> Thank you.
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