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Canzone Napoletana

(also called Neomelodica )

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The repertoire that goes from the early nineteenth century to the immediate postwar period in Italy constitutes the Neapolitan classical song, which represents one of the points of excellence of Italian song, which over the years has become a symbol of musical Italy in the world. The pieces of the period have been interpreted over time by numerous world famous interpreters who have contributed to the spread of the Neapolitan song. We remember Sergio Bruni (the Voice of Naples) and Roberto Murolo among the songwriters and as pillars of the purest and most refined Neapolitan tradition, among the most important and innovative songwriters Renato Carosone and Pino Daniele, and among the interpreters Adriana Bruni (daughter of art of master Sergio Bruni), Enrico Caruso, Mario Abbate, Domenico Modugno, Massimo Ranieri, Nunzio Gallo, Recommend Licciardi, Teresa De Sio, Fred Bongusto, Mario Merola, Mango, Beniamino Gigli, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras , Andrea Bocelli, Claudio Villa, Al Bano, Lucio Dalla, Renato Zero, Nino Taranto, Mina, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Luciano Pavarotti, Renzo Arbore, Nino D'Angelo and many others among the non-Neapolitan interpreters.

Generally defined as traditional music and more specifically popular music, despite its origins of oral tradition, according to some musicologists the Neapolitan song would belong exceptionally to cultured music.

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