Canzone Napoletana

Canzone Napoletana

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Canzone Napoletana, sometimes referred to as Neapolitan song, is a generic term for a traditional form of music sung in the Neapolitan language, ordinarily for the male voice singing solo, and expressed in familiar genres such as the lover's complaint or the serenade. It consists of a large body of composed popular music-such songs as O sole mio, Torna a Surriento, Funicul, Funicul, Santa Lucia and others.The Neapolitan song became a formal institution in the 1830s due to an annual song-writing competition for the Festival of Piedigrotta, dedicated to the Madonna of Piedigrotta, a well-known church in the Mergellina area of Naples. The winner of the first festival was a song entitled Te voglio bene assaie; it is traditionally attributed to the prominent opera composer, Gaetano Donizetti, although an article published in 1984 by Marcello Sorce Keller shows there is no historical evidence in support of the attribution.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136566192
  • 9786136566191