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Romanza da Salotto

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The term romanza da salotto (salon romance) refers to a form of Italian song that was popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. So called because they were typically sung in a domestic environment, especially...

San Remo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 56,026 (2000) San Remo is a small coastal town located in Liguria, a few miles from the French border and part of the Imperia province. ‘Gem’ of the Riviera dei Fiori, San Remo shares...

Cantu a Tenore

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Cantu a tenore (Canto a tenore in Italian) is a type of localized, multipart singing based on chords that is found in areas of the island of Sardinia (Macchiarella 2008). The word tenore describes a group of four male singers, each singing...
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...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...

Central Italy

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: regions – 10,906,626 (2000); metropolitan areas – 5,687,000 (2000) Regions: Toscana (Tuscany), Marche, Umbria and Latium. Metropolitan areas: Firenze (Florence), Ancona, Perugia and Roma (Rome).The central...

Canti Alpini

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Canti alpini (Alpine songs) constitute a category of vocal expression centered on a mannered image of the Alpine mountain chain and a vague ‘mountain spirit.’ It is not a precise music genre or repertory; usually, the term is applied...

Progressive Rock in Italy

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Italian progressive rock (rock progressivo) took its name from the corresponding British genre, circa 1970. As in the UK, the music practices and scene bearing that label had existed previously, and were referred to using names...

Alborosie

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...With an unlikely but international reach, Alborosie emerged from the Italian music scene to become a popular reggae and dancehall artist in reggae music's native Jamaica. Born in 1977 in Sicily, Alborosie taught himself how to play guitar...

Heavy Metal in Italy

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Italian heavy metal/hard rock bands began to be active between the late 1970s and the early 1980s, recording their demos and singles at the beginning of the new decade. The first full-length heavy metal Italian albums were released in 1981...

Genova (Genoa)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 610,307 (2003) Genova (Genoa), capital city of Liguria, is situated on the coast of the Ligurian Sea in the northwest of Italy. The fifth most populous city of the country, it was one of the first harbors...