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What Music Puts You in an Italian State of Mind?

Nov 7th, 2004, 02:37 PM
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What Music Puts You in an Italian State of Mind?

I want to find some music that will transport me to Italy whenever I need an Italy Fix.

What works for you? I would appreciate album (CD) titles and artist names!
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Nov 7th, 2004, 02:44 PM
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Madame Butterfly.
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Nov 7th, 2004, 02:47 PM
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The only opera I've seen in Italy, was Madame Butterfly, in Milan at La Scala. We are on the same wavelength!
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Nov 7th, 2004, 02:49 PM
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Here is my favorite, you can find it on Amazon:
Funiculi Funicula Italian Mandoline Vol. 1 and 2
Viva Italia Festive Italian Classics

Perfect mood music
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Nov 7th, 2004, 02:55 PM
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Dear Susanna,

I just purchased both of them for about $3 apiece (brand new, never opened) off of half.com. Thanks for the tip!

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Nov 7th, 2004, 03:06 PM
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Listen to Andrea Bocelli, Pavarotti, old , Naepolitam songs or Roman Stornelli..( Ballad)
If you like opera,Tosca is great..It is set in the famous Castel Sant'Angelo..

Who can forget the passion, the anguish of Mario's, Tosca lover, when knowing that he was going to die sang , :E Lucean Le Stelle...
Even today, everytime I go to Castel Sant'Angelo, I can picture Mario ,looking out of the window, desperate and lonely, singing :..(e non ho amato tanto la vita <I never loved life so much>...)Just beautiful..
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Nov 7th, 2004, 03:12 PM
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Hmmmm, how about "That's Amore" by Dean Martin?
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Nov 7th, 2004, 03:32 PM
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Here are some Italian artist you might enjoy. :
Lucio Battisti
Riccardo Cocciante
Andrea Mingardi
Claudio Baglioni
Drupi
Marco Masini
Mina
Pooh
Umberto Tozzi

When in Italy CD's, IMHO make great souveniers to bring home. Take up little room in luggage and makes for a lasting memory
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Nov 7th, 2004, 03:45 PM
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old Neapolitan songs
Sicilian folk songs
Italian operas, esp. those by Puccini or Verdi
some traditional Christmas music played on south Italian folk instruments
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Nov 7th, 2004, 03:46 PM
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The Big Night soundtrack. (Although my first trip to Italy won't be until next summer, so it's more of an speculative fix at this point.)
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Nov 7th, 2004, 04:13 PM
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Carmen,
That's one of my favorite movies!
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Nov 7th, 2004, 04:21 PM
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Carmen is my favorite opera, but it is sung in French, usually, and the setting is in Spain, and it was written by a Frenchman.

For an Italian opera by an Italian, how about Cavalleria Rusticana. Or I Pagliacci.
In both, there are some nice stabbings, affairs, wailing, etc.
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Nov 7th, 2004, 04:22 PM
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Sorry for the confusion. I was addressing the previous poster Carmen about the movie "Big Night." I wasn't suggesting a movie called Carmen.
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Nov 7th, 2004, 04:41 PM
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How about Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony?
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Nov 7th, 2004, 04:57 PM
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I second Ira on Dean Martin. All the others are too high-brow - LOL!!
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Nov 7th, 2004, 06:19 PM
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From the 60ies--Al Di La--can't remember who sang it. Theme song from a movie, Rome Adventure, maybe?
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Nov 7th, 2004, 06:25 PM
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I prefer the old timers, Caruso, and his generation, before fan clubs, faking singing on stage, just pure talent.
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Nov 7th, 2004, 06:25 PM
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Geesh, am I dating myself: movie is Rome Adventure with Troy Donahue, Suzanne Pleshette, and Angie Dickinson.
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Nov 7th, 2004, 06:53 PM
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Al di La ... movie also had Rosanno Brazzi in it ... sung by Emilio Pericoli... the scenes from northern Italy in that movie were great!
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Nov 8th, 2004, 02:58 AM
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Hi, LoveItaly

In reference to your list of artists:

Can you give me some tips on specific CDs titles you have that you love?

Message: Here are some Italian artist you might enjoy. :
Lucio Battisti
Riccardo Cocciante
Andrea Mingardi
Claudio Baglioni
Drupi
Marco Masini
Mina
Pooh
Umberto Tozzi
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