The long tradition of Italian music

Italian   music  ( click here to order on Amazon .com )   has a long tradition 

The music of Italy has traditionally been one of the cultural markers of Italian national and ethnic identity and holds an important position in society and in politics. Italian music is innovation  and enabled the development of opera , in the late 16th century, and much of modern European music theatre – such as the symphony and concerto – ranges across a broad spectrum of opera and instrumental classical music and popular music drawn from both native and imported sources.

Italian folk music is an important part of the country's musical heritage, and spans a diverse array of regional styles, instruments and dances. Instrumental and vocal classical music is an iconic part of Italian ,identity , spanning experimental art music and international fusions to symphonic music and opera. Opera is integral to Italian musical culture, and has become a major segment of popular music

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The Canzone Napoletana —the Neapolitan Song, and the cantatouri ( song writers )traditions are also popular domestic styles that form an important part of the Italian music industry, alongside imported genres such as jazz, rocks from the Unites States . Italy was also an important country in the development of disco and electronic music, with Italy disco [being one of the earliest electronic dance genres.

Classical music 

Italy has long been a center for European classical music, and by the beginning of the 20th century, Italian classical music had forged a distinct national sound that was decidedly Romantic and melodic. As typified by the operas of Verdi

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Opera originated in Italy in the late 16th century during the time of the Florentine Camerata. Through the centuries that followed, opera traditions developed in Naples and Venice; the operas of Claudio Monteverdi, Alessandro Scarlatti, and, later, of Gioacchino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, and Gaetano Donizetti flourished. Opera has remained the musical form most closely linked with Italian music and Italian identity. This was most obvious in the 19th century through the works of Giuseppe Verdi, an icon of Italian culture and pan-Italian unity. Italy retained a Romantic operatic musical tradition in the early 20th century, exemplified by composers of the so-called Giovane Scuola, whose music was anchored in the previous century, including Arrigo Boito, Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Pietro Mascagni, and Francesco Cilea. Giacomo Puccini, who was a realist composer, has been described by Encyclopædia Britannica Online as the man who "virtually brought the history of Italian opera to an end".

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In Summer there are many famous musical events in italy 

One of the most famous is celebrated at the Arena di Verona 

You need to book the tickets a bit in advance for the most popularopears like the Aida 

Otherwise if you are in Tuscany i advice to buy a ticket to see an opera by Giacomo Puccini in Torre del Lago 

The teatre at the moment is closed but here its contacts:

Indirizzo: 55049 Torre del Lago Puccini LU, Italia


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