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. Neapolitan (autonym napulitano; napoletano is the name given to the varied Italo-Western group of dialects of Southern Italy or more specifically the This article is about the musical form See Serenade (disambiguation for other meanings It consists of a large body of composed popular music—such songs as O sole mio, Torna a Surriento, Funiculì, Funiculà and others. "' " Funiculì Funiculà " is a famous song written by Italian journalist Peppino Turco and set to music by Italian composer Luigi Denza
The Neapolitan song became a formal institution in the 1830s through the vehicle of an annual song writing competition for the yearly Festival of Piedigrotta, dedicated to the Madonna of Piedigrotta, a well-known church in the Mergellina area of Naples. Events and trends Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday. Piedigrotta Literally "at the foot of the grotto" A section of the Mergellina quarter of Naples, Italy, so-called for the presence Mergellina is a section of the city of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. The winner of the first festival was a song entitled Te voglio bene assaie; it was composed by the prominent opera composer, Gaetano Donizetti. Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (29 November 1797 &ndash 8 April 1848 was an Italian composer from Bergamo, Lombardy. The festival ran regularly until 1950 when it was abandoned. A subsequent Festival of Neapolitan Song on Italian state radio enjoyed some success in the 1950s but was eventually abandoned as well.
The period since 1950 has produced such songs as Malafemmena by Totò and Carmela by Sergio Bruni. Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Antonio Focas Flavio Angelo Ducas Comneno De Curtis Di Bisanzio Gagliardi, Imperial Highness Palatine Count Knight of the Holy Roman Empire Exarch of Ravenna Duke of Macedonia Although separated by some decades from the earlier classics of this genre, they have now become "classics" in their own right.
Many of the songs are, indeed, world famous because they were taken abroad on the great waves of emigration from Naples and southern Italy, in general, roughly between 1880 and 1920. The term Italian Diaspora refers to the large-scale migration of Italians away from Italy in the period roughly between the unification of Italy in 1861 and the beginning of The music was also popularized abroad by performers such as Enrico Caruso, who took to singing this popular music of his native city as encores at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in the early 1900s. Enrico Caruso (born Errico Caruso; February 25 1873 &ndash August 2 1921) was an Italian Opera singer The Metropolitan Opera Association of New York City, founded in April 1880 is a major presenter of all types of opera including Grand Opera. Thus, Caruso is responsible for the fact that operatic tenors since then have been required to know these songs. This has led to such recent phenomena as The Three Tenors—three opera singers performing, at least in part, popular songs from Naples; one of them, Plácido Domingo, has in fact recently recorded a full CD (Italia ti amo) of traditional and some more modern Neapolitan and Italian songs. The Three Tenors is a name given to a consort of singers who held concerts under this banner during the 1990s and early 2000s Spaniards Plácido Domingo WikipediaWikiProject Opera#Infoboxes --> José Plácido Domingo Embil KBE (born January 21, 1941) better Important performers in the last few decades include Roberto Murolo, Sergio Bruni, Giuseppe di Stefano, Renato Carosone, and Mario Maglione. Giuseppe Di Stefano ( 24 July 1921 &ndash 3 March 2008) was an Italian Operatic Tenor whose career lasted from the late Renato Carosone ( 3 January 1920 &ndash 20 May 2001) was among the greatest figures of Italian music scene in the second half of the Murolo is known not only as a singer, but as a scholar and anthologist of the music; his collection of twelve LPs, released in the 1960s, is an annotated compendium of Neapolitan song dating back to the twelfth century and is the "Bible" for those interested in performing or simply learning more about the music. A gramophone
Extremely important in defining what makes a Neapolitan song is the matter of language. All such songs are written and performed in Neapolitan dialect. Neapolitan (autonym napulitano; napoletano is the name given to the varied Italo-Western group of dialects of Southern Italy or more specifically the They are never translated into standard Italian (although there are versions of many of the songs in other languages). Anyone in Italy—Neapolitan or not—who sings these songs has to sing them in Neapolitan. The matter of dialect has not prevented a few non-Neapolitans from writing dialect lyrics for the Neapolitan song. The most famous example of this is 'A Vucchella by Gabriele D'Annunzio. Gabriele d'Annunzio ( 12 March 1863 &ndash 1 March 1938) was an Italian Poet, Journalist, Novelist