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  Music of Italy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Italy did retain, however, a Romantic musical tradition in the early 20th century, exemplified by composers whose music was anchored in the previous century, including Arrigo Boito, Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Pietro Mascagni, Francesco Cilea, and Ottorino Respighi.
These traditions reflect Italy's geographic position in southern Europe and in the center of the Mediterranean Sea; Arabic, African, Celtic, Persian, Roma, and Slavic influences, as well as her rough geography and the historic dominance of small city states have all combined to allow notably diverse musical styles to coexist in close proximity.
Italy was at the forefront of the progressive rock movement of the 1970s, a style that primarily developed in Europe but also gained airplay and popularity elsewhere in the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Italy   (5510 words)

 Culture of Italy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The culture of Italy can be found in the Roman ruins remaining in much of the country, the precepts of the Roman Catholic Church, the spirit of the Renaissance and Enlightenment, the architecture, and on the terraces of the many football clubs.
The European Music Office's report on Music in Europe claimed that, in general, hip hop from the south of Italy tends to be harder than that from the north [1][1].
Probably the most culturally distinct of all the regions in Italy, Sardinia is an isolated island known for the tenores' polyphonic chant, sacred songs called gozos, and launeddas, a type of bagpipes similar to the Greek aulos.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Italy   (1555 words)

 Music of Italy: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tuscany (italian toscana) is a region in central italy, bordering on latium to the south, umbria to the east, emilia-romagna and liguria to...
Apulia is a region of italy (called puglia in italian), bordering on molise to the north-west, campania to the south-west, basilicata to the south,...
Salento is the south-eastern extremity of italy, a sub-peninsula of the main italian peninsula, sometimes described as the "heel" of the italian "boot"....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mu/music_of_italy.htm   (5955 words)

 Encyclopedia article on Italy [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Italy of modern times became a nation-state belatedly — on March 17, 1861, when most of the states of the peninsula and the Two Sicilies were united under king Victor Emmanuel II of the Savoy dynasty, hitherto king of Sardinia, a realm that included Piedmont.
Italy was a charter member of NATO and the European Union, and hence joined the growing political and economic unification of Western Europe, including the introduction of the Euro in 1999.
Italy is well-known for its art, culture, and several monuments, among them the leaning tower of Pisa and the Roman Colosseum, as well as for its food (pizza, pasta, etc.), wine, lifestyle, elegance, design, cinema, theatre, literature, poetry, visual arts, music (notably Opera), holidays, and generally speaking, for taste.
encyclozine.com /Italy   (1359 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music | Italy cracks down on CD piracy
Italy is fighting back in the battle against music piracy by introducing tough laws for those illegally buying and selling pirated music on street stalls.
Italy has one of Europe's largest counterfeit markets and the music industry estimates that one in four compact discs sold is pirated.
Italy's customs force, which will be in charge of enforcing the new measures, said the public should be made to understand the background to CD piracy.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/music/2985197.stm   (359 words)

 Music Celebrations International - American Celebration of Music in Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The senses almost reel from exposure to history, architecture, art (Italy is the repository of a large percentage of the world's greatest art), and beauty unequaled anywhere else in Europe.
A concert and music festival experience in Italy is a return to the roots of Western Civilization.
Italy presents a glorious feast of all the senses - sound, sight, smell, taste and touch.
www.musiccelebrations.com /italy.html   (310 words)

 [Music] ITALY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
a¢le mär¢che or äl¢lä mär¢chä, (music) the manner of a march.
(music) with the bow (a direction marking the end of a pizzicato passage).
noun a musical work intended primarily to display the performer's touch, or in which he or she seems to try the touch of an instrument in a series of runs and chords before breaking into a fugue; (loosely) a sort of fantasia or overture.
www24.brinkster.com /r0tring/italy/all_about3.htm   (3344 words)

 Music of Italy - All About All   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cinecittà soundtrack music and bossa nova were major influences on Nicola Conte (Bossa Per Due), an influential downtempo performer of the later 20th century.
The music of the island of Sardinia is distinct from that of the rest of Italy, and is best known for the polyphonic chanting of the tenores.
Probably the most culturally distinct of all the regions in Italy, Sardinia is an islated island known for the tenores' polyphonic chant, sacred songs called gozos, and launeddas, a type of bagpipes similar to the Greek aulos.
www.answers-zone.com /article/Music_of_Italy   (2283 words)

 Services on music in Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The music database is searchable in separate fields by name, by title (uniform title or title on the document, variant title, etc.), by musical form, instrument or voice, opus or catalogue number, date of composition or publication, plate number and other subjects.
The IBIMUS is a private organisation, responsible of coordinating music cataloguing in central and southern Italy.
C.I.R.Pe.M. is the Italian branch of RIPM (the Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale), the international repertoire of music periodicals of the 19.th century, that publishes indexes and keywords of music periodicals.
www.cilea.it /music/musserv.htm   (2148 words)

 Manchester's Ancoats Little Italy UK by Anthony Rea - Music and Little Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Not everyone had a gramaphone, or even the old 78 'His Master's Voice' records, but music and opera played a very important part in the lives of the immigrant community of Ancoats, their music transporting them on a nostalgic journey.
Never going to school to learn music, he was self-taught on the accordion, only being shown by the men who played them around the streets of Little Italy.
Music is at the heart of all Italain communities around the world.
www.chrisgibson.org /ancoats/music.htm   (1623 words)

 Cornell College - Department of Music
Music is an integral part of life at Cornell.
From students' daily rehearsals to classes and the concert hall, music is visible all around campus.
There are variety of music courses offered, in addition to the numerous music ensembles and private lessons available.
www.cornellcollege.edu /music   (176 words)

 Celtic Music in Italy
Irish session music in the USA is also conservative as is Scots music in Nova Scotia, which means these are often the best places to hear old style authentic music.
American Country music has some Celtic Character in that many (but certainly not all) of its folk song and dance music history comes from “Scots/Irish sources.” I have heard Americans lump all British Isles music together as “Celtic” which is profoundly untrue, as a great deal of English Music is Germanic in character.
To the detriment of true Australian folk music, which was Anglo-German, reels, jigs and Irish style polka replaced the Waltzes and Versovianas of the Australian settlers.
www.suite101.com /discussion.cfm/folk_music/97991   (768 words)

 Amazon.com: The Rough Guide to the Music of Italy: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It's hard to believe that Italy has only existed as a unified country for about 150 years, perhaps, but when you listen to this, you get a real sense of its 20 different regions and their traditions.
The softer folk music of Piedmont in the north has close associations with English folk in style (even some of their ancient dance music, performed by Silvio Peron and Gabriele Ferrero, is similar to English morris-dance music, except for the bright harmonies).
The musical journey winds through the penninsula and islands of Italy with a wonderful mix of songs and tunes played using traditional instruments with the occasional addition of a contemporary instrument and arrangement.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004BYZS?v=glance   (970 words)

 Italian CDs / The Music of Italy: cdRoots / Music Italy
Noi siam nati chissà quando chissà dove is music from a film commemorating the 60th aniversary of liberation from the viewpoint of the province of Piacenza.
Music is played with hurdy-gurdy, baghet (kind of bagpipe typical of the valleys of Bergamo), flutes, and various string instruments.
Umbria is one of the least explored regions of Italy, musically speaking, due in part to the progressive dispersion of the popular dance.
www.cdroots.com /italy.shtml   (11547 words)

 Music of Italy at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the 4th century, Italy became the home for plainsong, a monophonic form of chanting sung a cappella and without time signatures.
In the 6th century, Pope Gregory I reorganized the chants, resulting in Gregorian chant.
Musical notation began in Italy, arising from the neumes of plainchant.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Music_of_Italy.html   (1593 words)

 Music of Italy
The sound of water is beautiful to me and leads to thoughts of music, hence the double theme of this month's newsletter.
Listen to beautiful music that was inspired by the fountains of Rome by the composer Respighi.
There is music for different fountains at different times of day.
www.kidseurope.com /Newsletter/musicfountains.htm   (1097 words)

 Music Celebrations International - American Celebration of Music in Italy - Tour Itineraries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Milan is also Italy's leading commercial and industrial center, located at the foot of the magnificent Alps.
It is the dynamo behind the country's economic miracle, a city like no other in Italy.
Surrounding the historic center, it is a fast-paced business city in which consumerism and the work ethic rule.
www.musiccelebrations.com /italy_itinerary1.html   (740 words)

 Music of Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I have mixed in a few Renaissance tunes and some Spanish music that are favorites of mine.
To the best of my knowledge, all the midi music on this page is in the public domain.
Should you disagree, contact me, via e-mail, at sonofitaly2003@yahoo.com, and I will delete the music in question or give you credit.
www.crupi.net /Music-of-Italy.html   (69 words)

 Music in Italy // Cornell College // Mount Vernon, Iowa // May 2005
Music in Italy // Cornell College // Mount Vernon, Iowa // May 2005
Below is the poster used to advertise the "Send-Off" concert held at Cornell College before the group departed overseas; similar posters were used in Italy to advertise concerts.
For more information on music at Cornell College, see the department website.
www.musicinitaly.org   (125 words)

 Artists in Italy - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
From the artist: Fond of electronic music as well as classical one EJ Ago is going to go live in his new creative experience.
The music is a mixture of Funk, Hip Hop, Dance Hall and Some Soul.
From the artist: Making music is all about capturing a vibe, a mood, a rhythm, and here I come with the most technological side of this process.
music.download.com /3605-5_32-0.html?country=Italy   (360 words)

 World Music
Such is the longevity of Thompson's career, the complexity of his lyrics and music, the brilliance of his guitar playing, and the mystery of his character ­ frighteningly dark in his art, yet affable and amusing onstage - that he certainly attracts a particularly discerning and devoted audience.
The young accordion player and composer Sophie Cavez has emerged as a mainstay of the Belgian and French traditional music scenes, through her work with Urban Trad, Knoph Quartet, Camaxe, and the super group KV Express.
She is also a founding member of Dazibao, a musically adventurous quartet that includes Jonathon De Neck on diatonic accordion, Jo Zanders on percussion and Karim Baggili on guitar and oud.
www.rootsworld.com /rw   (1133 words)

 MUSIC OF SOUTHERN ITALY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alessandra Belloni is the Artistic Director of the musical group, I Giullari di Piazza.
Gypsies, traveling across Europe carried with them the music of their journeys.
"There is a strong Gypsy influence in our music and dances, and thank god, because the Gypsies traveling through the world, they come to each part of the world with sounds that they have learned from other places and they blend it in with whatever country they go in.
www.pulseplanet.com /archive/Jun99/1904.html   (293 words)

 Music Matters with Virginia Eskin/Italy Module 1 "Introduction"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From Claudio Monteverdi to Henry Mancini, host Virginia Eskin takes us on a musical tour of churches, opera and the movies.
There's Renaissance music performed by students at Northeastern and songs sung by the popular Paolo Conte.
Click here to continue your musical tour of Italy...
www.musicmatters.neu.edu /newsite/pages/intro.htm   (114 words)

 ipedia.com: Music of Italy Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Italian pop stars have included Lucio Dalla, Adriano Celentano, Gianni Morandi, Fabio Concato, Pupo, Mina, Eros Ramazzotti, Umberto Tozzi, Andrea Bocelli, Ornella Vanoni, Vasco Rossi, Luca Carboni, Francesco De Gregori, Gianni Togni, Laura Pausini, Claudio Baglioni, Riccardo Cocciante and Toto Cutugno.
Their style was mainly influenced by East Coast rap, while newer crews include politically-oriented crews like 99 Posse (influenced by British trip hop) and gangsta rap groups like Sardinia's Sa Razza and La Fossa.
of "Addio, mamma" from the Library of Congress' California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collection; performed a cappella by Louis Brangone on May 7, 1939 in Woodside, California
www.ipedia.com /music_of_italy.html   (1752 words)

 Felmay Music of Italy at cdRoots (Robi Droli - Dunya)
The texts of these devotional songs, hymns to spirituality and divine derive from sacred Hindu scriptures and can often be heard voiced in the intonation of pilgrims as they step into the Ganges or else during temple rites.
Traditional music of the Wiwa people, a tribe from the Sierra Nevada di Santa Marta mountains of Colombia, performed on sempruna (jew's harp) and guatukuas (flutes).
For fans of Indian classical music, this record provides a wonderful opportunity to develop a more profound understanding of the art connected to bhajan, an important form of Hindu devotional music.
www.cdroots.com /felmay.shtml   (1276 words)

 Wedding services in Italy: photography, wedding flowers, beauty services, wedding car
Our Music department organizes one of the most important music events in Italy, and about 100 concerts per year (the most famous italian and foreign artists of classical music, jazz, pop-rock, etc etc).
If you want visit our Music in Italy web site and take a look to the profiles of some artists and listen to their music, Click on to the photo
eddings in Italy arranges romantic horse and carriage rides that can begin at your hotel and take you to the ceremony and afterward on a romantic tour of the city's most famous sites and piazzas.
www.weddingsitaly.com /htm/services.htm   (1196 words)

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