...Widely considered to be the first international recording star, Enrico Caruso was born in Naples, Italy in 1873. He was raised in a poor family but was encouraged to pursue music by his mother, who died in 1888. He sang in the street...
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI: Genres: Europe
Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
...For many music historians, the canzone napoletana (Neapolitan song) has ancient origins. As Naples can boast an enduring musical tradition which dates back at least to the fourteenth century, a long line of scholars has attempted to draw...
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