ITALIANO

 NEAPOLITAN MUSIC
of yesterday


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A Marechiare
Tito Schipa

'A tazza 'e cafè
G. Ruggiero & Cuocolo

Canzone appassionata
Tito Schipa

Chiove
Massimo Ranieri

Come facette mammeta?
Massimo Ranieri

Core 'ngrato
Tino Rossi

Alessandro Ziliani

Guapparia
Roberto Murolo

I' te vurría vasá
Massimo Ranieri

Lacreme napulitane
Massimo Ranieri

Luna rossa
Luciano Tajoli

Malafemmena
Gigi D'Alessio


Carlo Buti

'O sole mio
Enrico Caruso

'O surdato nnammurato
Massimo Ranieri


Santa Lucia
Enrico Caruso

Scalinatella
Roberto Murolo

Simmo e Napule, paisá
Massimo Ranieri

Te voglio bene assaje
Massimo Ranieri

Giovanni Martinelli

Tu ca nun chiagne
Massimo Ranieri

Vieni sul mar
Tito Schipa


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 NEAPOLITAN MUSIC
   
Santa Lucia Naples in the nineteenth century

A romantic ballad, which originated from early 19th century Italian opera, the Neapolitan song was then universally acknowledged as the Italian popular song.

The first piece of the genre, "Te Voglio Bene Assaje", written by Raffaele Sacco was sung at Piedigrotta's yearly festival. (La Festa di Piedigrotta). This song, together with "Santa Lucia", also a huge success in 1848 gave birth to a style which gained widespread recognition.

In Santa Lucia, Naples is beautifully defined as : "suolo beato, ove sorridere volle il Creato" (holy soil, smiled upon by the Creator). The Santa Lucia quarter is called "impero dell'armonia" (the empire of harmony).

Since then, the Neapolitan song's beguiling melodies and harmonic structure began to enrich the repertoire of singers of every trend.

At Piedigrotta, the hits enraptured the audience before working their way slowly to Rome. Half a century after Santa Lucia, DiCapua's "O Sole Mio" was given a standing ovation. Then "Maria, Mari", "Vieni Sul Mar", "A Marechiare", and others enchanted Caruso, Martinelli, Schipa and Ponselle.

With the volcano looming large, Naples and its million and a quarter Neapolitans have woven an unparalleled tradition.

In America, Neapolitan music is still very popular today, from the casinos of Atlantic City and the streets of New York's Italian neighborhoods to the remotest corners of the country.


NEAPOLITAN MUSIC
of today


The Artists
PETER CIANI
TADDEO SCALICI
GIUSY
MARUZZELLA

Click on the links below
to hear the music
and read the words

Allegra tarantella
Lyrics by Luciano Somma
Music by Franco Levi Minzi


'L'animazione è con te
Lyrics by Luciano Somma
Music by Paradiso Gilioli
Sung by Giusy


'A pensione
Lyrics by Luciano Somma
Sung by Taddeo Scalici


Comme sì bella
Lyrics by Luciano Somma
Composed by Peter Ciani
Sung by Peter Ciani


Cuore di sabbia
Lyrics by Luciano Somma
Music by Franco Levi Minzi

Ddoje meraviglie
Lyrics by Luciano Somma
& Taddeo Scalici
Composed by Peter Ciani
Sung by Taddeo Scalici

Forza Napule
Lyrics by Luciano Somma
Composed by Peter Ciani
Sung by Peter Ciani


Fuego
Lyrics by Luciano Somma
Music by Franco Matricano


Io te respiro Napule
Lyrics by Luciano Somma
Music by Peter Ciani
Sung by Maruzzella

Na cartulina sulamente
Lyrics by Luciano Somma
Sung by Luciano Giacca

La noia non ci sarà
Lyrics by Luciano Somma
Music by Paradiso Gilioli
Sung by Giusy


Maria Luisa
Lyrics by Luciano Somma
Music by P. Latteri & F. Matricano
Sung by Lino Simpatia


Mai per dormire
Lyrics byLuciano Somma
Music by Franco Levi Minzi


Menumale
Sung By: Roby Palermo


Napoli urrà
Lyrics by Luciano Somma
Musica di Geppino Villa
Sung by Rino Guetto


Na vita che va
Lyrics by Luciano Somma
Sung by Luciano Giacca

Nuttata Napulitana
Lyrics byLuciano Somma
Music by Peter Ciani
Sung by Maruzzella


'O sole e 'o vico
Lyrics by Luciano Somma
Sung by Taddeo Scalici


Tammurriata nera
RENATO CAROSONE

Torero
RENATO CAROSONE

Tu lo chiamasti amore
Lyrics byLuciano Somma
Music by Franco Levi Minzi


Tu vuo' fa' ll'americano
RENATO CAROSONE

Vu' gumbrà
Lyrics by Luciano Somma
Sung by Ciro Polizzi

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