MTV Italian Music Awards
The MTV Awards were established in 2006 by MTV Italy to celebrate the most popular artists and music videos in Italy. Beginning as an annual event to celebrate the most request videos and artists on Total Request Live, from 2013 the MTV Awards are celebration of what MTV Italian viewers consider the best in music and fashion. From 2006 to 2010 the show changed its host city every year, from 2011-2016 was set in Florence before moving to Rome in 2017; the awards are broadcast live on MTV Italy, as well as online. First Lady: Avril Lavigne Man of the Year: Lee Ryan Best Group: t. A. T.u. Best New Artist: Hilary Duff Best Number #1: Lee Ryan - Army of Lovers Best "Verrei ma non posso": Cast O. C. Best Cry Award: Jesse McCartney Best Riempi-Piazza: Gemelli DiVersi Best TRL City: Milano Best Funny Moment: Bloodhound Gang Italians Do It Better: Negramaro Miglior Cartellone: Most artistic First Lady: Hilary Duff Man of the Year: Tiziano Ferro Best Band: My Chemical Romance Best New Artist: Thirty Seconds to Mars Best Number #1: Finley "Diventerai una star" Best Cry Award: Finley Best Riempi-Piazza: Tiziano Ferro Italians Do It Better: Finley Best Movie: Notte prima degli esami - Oggi Best Live Moment: Zero Assoluto Best TRL History: Nek Despite the other editions of the TRL Awards that were hosted in Milan, for this year the show was broadcast from Naples.
First Lady: Avril Lavigne Man of the Year: Tiziano Ferro Best Band: Tokio Hotel Best Cartello: Matteo, Francesca & Lorenzo - Florence Thirty Seconds to Mars Best New Artist: Sonohra Best Riempi-Piazza: Finley Best Movie: Come tu mi vuoi Best Blockbuster's Couple: Michelle Hunziker and Fabio De Luigi Best TRL History: Max Pezzali Best Number One: Tokio Hotel - Monsoon This year the show was broadcast from Trieste. First Lady: Hilary Duff Man Of The Year: Marco Carta Best Band: Lost Best Riempi-Piazza: Sonohra Best Cartello: Jonas Brothers Italians Do It Better: Gemelli Diversi Best Movie: Twilight Best Number One Of The Year: Marco Carta - La Forza Mia Best TRL History: Cesare Cremonini Best New Artist Presented By MTV Pulse: dARI Best Event In Milan: Jonas Brothers Playlist Generation: #1 Thirty Seconds to Mars - A Beautiful Lie For the fifth edition, the show was broadcast from Genoa. Best New Generation: Broken Heart College Best International Act: Justin Bieber Best Look: dARI Best Movie: Avatar Best Fan Club: Lost My TRL Best Video: Valerio Scanu - Per tutte le volte che...
Best TRL History: J Ax MTV First Lady: Malika Ayane MTV Man of the Year: Marco Mengoni MTV Best Band: Muse In 2011 the show was broadcast from Florence. Best Look: Avril Lavigne Best MTV Show: I soliti idioti Best New act: Modà Hot&sexy Award: Robert Pattinson Too Much Award: Ligabue Wonder Woman Award: Lady Gaga Superman Award: Fabri Fibra Best Band: Thirty Seconds to Mars Best Talent Show Artist: Marco Carta Italians do it Better: Modà TRL History Award: Zero Assoluto First Lady Award: Nina Zilli For the second time, the show was broadcast from Florence. Best Look: Justin Bieber Best MTV Show: I soliti idioti Best New Generation: Emis Killa Best New Artist: Danna Paola Wonder Woman Award: Laura Pausini Superman Award: Marco Mengoni Best Band: Modà Italians do it better: Emma Marrone Best Fans: Big Bang Best Tormentone: Michel Teló - Ai se eu te pego! Best Video: LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock - Party Rock Anthem MTV History Award: Subsonica For the third time, the show was broadcast from Florence.
Air Action Vigorsol Super Man: Marco Mengoni Mirabilandia Best MTV Show: Ginnaste - vite parallele Best Tweet: Justin Bieber Wonder Woman: Emma Best Band: One Direction Instavip: Fedez LG Twitstar: Emis Killa Most Clicked Video: Call Me Maybe Lip Dub Sport Hero: Carlotta Ferlito Best Fan: One Direction – Directioners Best Video: Danna Paola – Aguita Best Hashtag: #italialovesemilia Pepsi Best New Artist: Baby K Best Energic Video: will.i.am featuring Justin Bieber - #thatPOWER Best Female Artist from Latin America: Danna Paola Best Movie: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 MTV Rock Icon: Gianna Nannini Artist Saga: Marco Mengoni For the fourth time in a row, the show was broadcast from Florence. Superman: Emis Killa Best MTV Show: Il Testimone Twitstar: Marco Mengoni Wonder Woman: Alessandra Amoroso Best Band: One Direction Vogue Eyewear Best Look: Danna Paola Diadora Best Dance Crew: Break Da Beat Sport Hero: Carlotta Ferlito Crodino Twist Best New Generation: Diodato Sammontana Best Fan: Marco Mengoni Best New Artist: Rocco Hunt Best Performance: Michele Bravi Best Video: Pharrell Williams - "Happy" Best Movie: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Best Artist from the World: Super Junior MTV History Award: Giorgia Artist Saga: Marco Mengoni For the fifth time in a row, the show was broadcast from Florence.
TIM Best New Generation: Santa Margaret Best Movie: The Fault in Our Stars Top Instagram Star: Justin Bieber Best Tormentone: Ellie Goulding "Love Me Like You Do" Best Twitstar: Demi Lovato MTV Awards Star: Lady Gaga Best Artist From The World: Tokio Hotel Superman: Marco Mengoni Best New Artist: Lorenzo Fragola Artist Saga: Marco Mengoni Wonder Woman: Alessandra Amoroso Pick Up! Best MTV Show: Mario una serie di Maccio Capatonda Italian Icon J-Ax S'AGAPÕ Best Look: Rihanna Best Fan: Avril Lavigne Best Band: Dear Jack Best Video: Tiziano Ferro "Senza scappare mai più" Fanta WebStar: iPantellas For the sixth time in a row, the show was broadcast from Florence. TIM Best New Generation: Benji & Fede Best Movie: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Webstar: Alberico De Giglio Best Tormentone: Justin Bieber "Sorry" Air Vigorsol Best Fresh Video: Justin Bieber "What Do You Mean? MTV Awards Star: Avril Lavigne Best Artist From The World: Big Bang Best New Artist: Benji & Fede Best Italian Male: Marco Mengoni Best Italian Female: Emma Best Internation
Music of Lombardy
This article is about the Music of Lombardy outside of the city and province of Milan. For that, see the Music of Milan. Besides Milan, the region of Lombardy has 10 other provinces, each named for the largest city and capital of the respective province: Bergamo, Como, Lecco, Mantova, Pavia and Varese. Musically, they offer: Bergamo: the birthplace of Gaetano Donizetti; the city is the home of the Benvenuto Terzi Guitar Association and a Society for Ancient Music. There is an annual jazz festival in the nearby town of Clusone. Brescia: the site of the spectacular Teatro Grande, built in 1709; the Luca Marenzio music conservatory is located here. Como: the Teatro Sociale in the city of Como is home to the Lyric Concert Association as well as an opera series entitled Opera...domani. The city is an important new venue for the presentation of electronic music. Cremona: the city is most famously associated with the craft of violin making and illustrious practitioners of that trade, such as the Amati Family, Guarneri Family and Stradivarius.
The city is still an active site for aspiring craftsmen and hosts the Stradivarius Scuola internazionale di liuteria, as well as various associations dedicated to the promotion of violin making. Claudio Monteverdi was a student of Marc ` Antonio Ingegneri. Lecco: the Harmonia Gentium association promotes significant concerts of sacred music on the premises of the Basilica of San Nicolò; the main theater in the city is the Teatro della Società. Lodi: the city's claim to musical fame is that a 14-year-old Mozart wrote his first string quartet here; the Teatro delle Vigne is the main venue for music and is on the premises of the ancient monastery of San Giovanni e Ognisanti alle Vigne. It hosts a series of autumn concerts. Mantua: the city was home to many illustrious names in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, the early days of opera; the prominent members of the Florentine Camerata lived here, as did Claudio Monteverdi, whose opera Orfeo cited as the "first opera", was composed for the Timidi music academy.
The Teatro Accademica goes back to the 1760s. It was built at the behest of the Empress Maria Theresa and is remembered as the venue where the child prodigy Mozart displayed his youthful musical prowess in a series of recitals. Mantua is the site of the Lucio Campinai music conservatory, home to the Chamber Orchestra of Mantua. Pavia: the Teatro Fraschini was opened in 1773 went through a period when it served as a barracks for the Austrian army, was restored to its historic splendour, it is the home venue of the Pavia Chamber Ensemble. Sondrio: the Villa Quadrio serves as the site for chamber concerts; the Torelli auditorium hosts frequent concerts of folk choral music by the CAI Choir of Sandrio. Varese: Venues include the Palazzo Estense, the Villa Cagnola, the Civic Music Highschool. In nearby Busto Arsizio, there is a permanent chamber music ensemble. Guide Cultura, i luoghi della musica ed. Touring Club Italiano. Brescia music conservatory Como music conservatory Mantova music conservatory Concerts today in Lombardy Harmonia Gentium Society in Lecco Stradivarius International School of Violin Making Arturo Benedetto Michelangeli Piano Competition
Il Canto degli Italiani
"Il Canto degli Italiani" is the national anthem of Italy. It is best known among Italians as the "Inno di Mameli", after the author of the lyrics, or "Fratelli d'Italia", from its opening line; the words were written in the autumn of 1847 in Genoa, by the 20-year-old student and patriot Goffredo Mameli. Two months they were set to music in Turin by another Genoese, Michele Novaro; the hymn enjoyed widespread popularity throughout the period of the Risorgimento and in the following decades. After the Italian Unification in 1861, the adopted national anthem was the "Marcia Reale", the official hymn of the House of Savoy composed in 1831 by order of King Charles Albert of Sardinia. After the Second World War, Italy became a republic, on 12 October 1946, "Il Canto degli Italiani" was provisionally chosen as the country's new national anthem, it was made official on 4 December 2017 de jure. The first manuscript of the poem, preserved at the Istituto Mazziniano in Genoa, appears in a personal copybook of the poet, where he collected notes and other writings.
Of uncertain dating, the manuscript reveals inspiration at the same time. The poet begins with È sorta dal feretro seems to change his mind: leaves some room, begins a new paragraph and writes "Evviva l'Italia, l'Italia s'è desta"; the handwriting appears agitated and frenetic, with numerous spelling errors, among which are "Ilia" for "Italia" and "Ballilla" for "Balilla". The second manuscript is the copy, it shows a much steadier handwriting, fixes misspellings, has a significant modification: the incipit is "Fratelli d'Italia". This copy is in the Museo del Risorgimento in Turin; the hymn was printed on leaflets in Genoa, by the printing office Casamara. The Istituto Mazziniano has a copy of these, with hand annotations by Mameli himself; this sheet, subsequent to the two manuscripts, lacks the last strophe for fear of censorship. These leaflets were to be distributed at the 10 December demonstration, in Genoa.10 December 1847 was an historical day for Italy: the demonstration was dedicated to the 101st anniversary of the popular rebellion which led to the expulsion of the Austrian powers from the city.
In this occasion the tricolor flag was shown and Mameli's hymn was publicly sung for the first time. After 10 December the hymn spread all over the Italian peninsula, brought by the same patriots that participated in the Genoa demonstration. In the 1848, Mameli's hymn was popular among the Italian people and it was sung during demonstrations and revolts as a symbol of the Italian Unification in most parts of Italy. In the Five Days of Milan, the rebels sang the Song of the Italians during clashes against the Austrian Empire. In the 1860, the corps of volunteers led by Giuseppe Garibaldi used to sing the hymn in the battles against the Bourbons in Sicily and Southern Italy. Giuseppe Verdi, in his "Inno delle nazioni", composed for the London International Exhibition of 1862, chose "Il Canto degli Italiani" to represent Italy, putting it beside "God Save the Queen" and "La Marseillaise". On 20 September 1870, in the last part of the Italian Risorgimento, the Capture of Rome was characterised by the people who sang Mameli's hymn played by the Bersaglieri marching band although the Kingdom of Italy had adopted the "Marcia Reale" as national anthem in 1861.
During the period of Italian Fascism, the "Song of the Italians" continued to play an important role as patriotic hymn along with several popular fascist songs. After the armistice of Cassibile, Mameli's hymn was curiously sung by both the Italian partisans and the people who supported the Italian Social Republic. After the Second World War, following the birth of the Italian Republic, the "Song of the Italians" was de facto adopted as national anthem. On 23 November 2012, this choice was made official in law. In August 2016, in the wake of this measure, a bill was submitted to the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies to make the "Canto degli Italiani" an official hymn of the Italian Republic. In July 2017 the committee approved this bill. On 15 December 2017, the publication in the Gazzetta Ufficiale of the law nº 181 of 4 December 2017, which came into force on 30 December 2017; this is the complete text of the original poem written by Goffredo Mameli. However, the Italian anthem, as performed in official occasions, is composed of the first stanza sung twice, the chorus ends with a loud "Sì!".
The first stanza presents the personification of Italy, ready to go to war to become free, shall be victorious as Rome was in ancient times, "wearing" the helmet of Scipio Africanus who defeated Hannibal at the final battle of the Second Punic War at Zama. In the second stanza the author complains that Italy has been a divided nation for a long time, calls for unity; the third stanza is an invocatio
Music of Emilia-Romagna
The Music of Emilia-Romagna has the reputation of being one of the richest in Europe. The region, as the name implies, combines the traditions of two different, contiguous areas—Emilia and Romagna—and it is this blend that contributes to the wealth of musical culture. Bologna's Teatro Comunale is located in Piazza Verdi, in the historic centre of the city, near the International museum and library of music and the Giovanni Battista Martini Music Conservatory; the theatre has a permanent orchestra and the city sponsors an annual MusicaInsieme chamber music festival as well as a series of university concerts. Other venues in the city include the Manzoni Auditorium, the Mario Caglio Europauditorium, the premises of the Philharmonic Academy, the musical instrument collection of the Music Museum, the Chapel of San Petronio, the University Department of Music and Theatre. Cesena is the site of the Bruno Maderna music conservatory. Musical activities in the province include sunrise concerts during the summer and the Suoni del Tempo Festival in the Rocca Malatestiana fortress.
Ferrara's Teatro Comunale was built in 1798. It is the centre of activity for the annual Ferrara Music Festival; the city has a permanent symphonic orchestra and the Association Ferrara Musica as well as the Gustav Mahler Academy, an organization that runs master classes for young musicians. Forlì is the site of the new Teatro Diego Fabbri. Modena, the city of Luciano Pavarotti, has a reputation as a centre of Italian pop music, the city of agents, recording studios, etc; the Teatro Comunale is from 1841. The city has an important musical manuscript collection in the Estense Library and sponsors an annual International Festival of Military Bands. Parma's Teatro Regio di Parma is historic, having been built in 1829, when the territory was still the Duchy of Parma. Recent additions to the musical infrastructure of the city include the Casa della Musica to house the musical archives of the city, the Niccolò Paganini Auditorium, the Toscanini Orchestra, a permanent ensemble. There is a joint festival with the neighbouring province of Reggio.
Parma is the site of one of the true marvels of Italian theatre, the Teatro Farnese from 1628, still an active musical venue. Parma is the birthplace of Arturo Toscanini and the site of the Arrigo Boito music conservatory. Piacenza's Teatro Municipale was built in 1798; the town is the site of the Giuseppe Nicolini Conservatory and in Villanova sull'Arda stands the Giuseppe Verdi hospital, donated by the composer to his native province just three miles from the town of Busseto, his birthplace. Ravenna hosts the Ravenna Festival annually in the region, plus a concert series of the Byzantine Academy, concerts on the premises of the Casa dell'arte, a Jazz Festival, there is the permanent Ravenna Chamber Ensemble; the main theatre is the Teatro Comunale Alighieri dating from 1852, but venues for the abundant music in Ravenna are spread throughout the city. Reggio Emilia's Teatro Municipale has regular opera and ballet seasons, as well as being the site for two major festivals during the year: Reggio Emilia Dance and the REC Autumn Festival.
Rimini sponsors the Sagra Musicale Malatestiana. Guide Cultura, i luoghi della music ed. Touring Club Italiano. International museum and library of music of Bologna Bologna conservatory Ferrara conservatory Cesena conservatory Parma conservatory Cesena music conservatory Piacenza music conservatory Modena Military Band Festival Gustav Mahler Academy, Ferrara Teatro Farnese, Parma Ravenna Festival Concerts today in Emilia Romagna Teatro Comunale Alessandro Bonci official website Official musical archive of the region Emilia-Romagna
Music of Naples
Naples has played an important and vibrant role over the centuries not just in the music of Italy, but in the general history of western European musical traditions. This influence extends from the early music conservatories in the 16th century through the music of Alessandro Scarlatti during the Baroque period and the comic operas of Pergolesi and Rossini and Mozart; the vitality of Neapolitan popular music from the late 19th century has made such songs as'O Sole mio and Funiculì Funiculà a permanent part of our musical consciousness. In the mid-16th century, the Spanish throne established church-run conservatories in its vice-realm of Naples; these institutions were on the premises of four churches in the city of Naples: Santa Maria di Loreto, Pietà dei Turchini, Sant'Onofrio a Capuana, I Poveri di Gesù Cristo. At the time, these institutions were called "conservatories" because they "conserved"—that is, they sheltered and educated—orphans. Since music was such an integral part of the training of the children, by the early 17th century "conservatory" had come to mean "music school" and became used in that meaning in other European languages.
The Neapolitan conservatories enjoyed a considerable reputation throughout Europe as training grounds not only for young children to be trained in church music, but as a feeder system into the world of commercial music and opera once those areas opened up in the early 17th century. This primed Naples to become one of the most important centers of musical training in Europe. By the 18th century, Naples was nicknamed the "conservatory of Europe" and was home and workshop to composers such as Alessandro Scarlatti, Niccolò Piccinni, Domenico Cimarosa, Bellini, etc. Naples was the birthplace of the popular Neapolitan opera buffa and the site of the San Carlo Theater, built in 1737 and one of the finest musical theaters in the world. Under the short French rule of Murat in the early 19th century, the original four conservatories were consolidated into a single institution, relocated in 1826 to the premises of the ex-monastery, San Pietro a Maiella; the conservatory still bears the inscription "Royal Academy of Music" over the entrance and is still an important music school in Italy.
It houses an impressive library of manuscripts pertaining to the lives and musical production of the composers who have lived and worked in Naples. Canzone Napoletana is, it consists of a large body of composed popular music—such songs as'O sole mio, Torna a Surriento, Funiculì funiculà, etc. The Neapolitan song became a formal institution in the 1830s through the vehicle of an annual song writing competition for the yearly Festival of Piedigrotta, dedicated to the Madonna of Piedigrotta, a well-known church in the Mergellina area of Naples; the winner of the first festival was a song entitled Te voglio bene assaie. The festival ran until 1950 when it was abandoned. A subsequent Festival of Neapolitan Song on Italian state radio enjoyed some success in the 1950s but was abandoned as well; the period since 1950 has produced such songs as Malafemmena by Totò, Indifferentemente by Mario Trevi and Carmela by Sergio Bruni. Although separated by some decades from the earlier classics of this genre, they have now become "classics" in their own right.
By definition, this is anonymous music. It features traditional folk percussion instruments such as the putipù--consisting of a membrane stretched across a resonating chamber, like a drum. A handle attached to the membrane compresses air rhythmically within the chamber. There are small metal "jingles" mounted around the perimeter of the instrument, that sound as the tammorra is struck by the knuckles or the open hand. Combining dance and drama, the subject matter and approach to vocalizing are quite distinct from the composed stylings of the better-known Neapolitan song. There are various kinds of mandolins in use in Italy, they may differ in size, number of strings and tuning. The traditional Neapolitan mandolin is tear-shaped with a bowl back and a uniquely cut and shaped front; the strings are played with a plectrum, producing the rapid and characteristic tremolo sound as the plectrum moves over unison strings. In that configuration, the Neapolitan mandolin started to be manufactured in Naples in the mid-18th century.
In spite of the modern vision of the mandolin as a quaint vehicle for older, traditional popular music such as the Canzone Napoletana, the instrument has a classical history. Students of the mandolin at the Naples Conservatory are required to perform selections from a large repertoire of music composed for the instrument by, among others, Vivaldi and Paganini. Stereotypically, the instrument is used i
Music of Genoa
The music of Genoa includes a number of important musical venues. Genoa, a major port, is the capital of the region of Liguria and in the 19th century aspired to recognition as a cultural center more in keeping with its role as a major city in the history of the Risorgimento, the political and military movement that led to the unification of the modern nation state of Italy; the Teatro Carlo Felice was built in 1828 and named for the monarch of the kingdom of Sardinia. The theater was social life in the 1800s. On various occasions in the history of the theatre, presentations have been conducted by Mascagni, Richard Strauss and Stravinsky. On the occasion of the Christopher Columbus celebration in 1992, new musical life was given to the area around the old port, including the restoration of the house of Niccolò Paganini. Additionally, the city is the site of the Teatro Gustavo Modena, the only theatre to have survived the bombings of World War II intact; the city is the site of the Niccolò Paganini music conservatory.
In the town of Santa Margherita Ligure, the ancient Abbey of Cervara is the site of chamber music concerts. Giovine Orchestra Genovese, one of the oldest concert societies in Italy, was founded in Genoa in 1912 and has been organizing its concerts at the Teatro Carlo Felice since 1991; the city has produced a well-known form of folk music in trallalero, a polyphonic vocal music, performed by five men, the tenor, alto and bass. Trallalero thrived in Genoa in the early 20th century the 1920s, when there were many clubs like Tugini's in the city. Genoa music conservatory Concerts today in Alessio. "Tenores and Tarantellas". 2000. In Broughton and Ellingham, Mark with McConnachie and Duane, World Music, Vol. 1: Africa and the Middle East, pp. 189 – 201
Festival dei Due Mondi
For the Spoleto Festival USA, see Spoleto Festival USA and for the Spoleto Festival Melbourne see Melbourne International Arts Festival. The Festival dei Due Mondi is an annual summer music and opera festival held each June to early July in Spoleto, since its founding by composer Gian Carlo Menotti in 1958, it features a vast array of concerts, dance, visual arts and roundtable discussions on science. The "Two Worlds" in the name of the festival comes from Gian Carlo Menotti's intention to have the worlds of American and European culture facing each other in his event; that twinning lasted some 15 years and, after growing disputes between the Menotti family and the board of Spoleto Festival USA, in the early 1990s a separation occurred. Under Menotti's direction in 1986, a third installment in the Spoleto Festival series was held in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne's Spoleto Festival changed its name to the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts in 1990. Following Menotti's death in 2007, changes occurred in the administration with the result that the Italian Minister of Cultural Affairs appointed a new Artistic Administrator who continues to run the Festival.
Because Spoleto was a small town, where real estate and other goods and services were at the time inexpensive, because there are two indoor theatres, a Roman theatre, many other spaces, it was chosen by Menotti as the venue for an arts festival. It is fairly close to Rome, with good rail connections. Following Menotti's death in February 2007, the city administrations of Spoleto and Charleston started talks to re-unite the two festivals, which resulted in the Mayor of Spoleto, Massimo Brunini, attending the opening ceremony of Spoleto Festival USA in May 2008. However, at the time of the 2007 Festival, the President and Artistic Director was Menotti's adopted son, Francis "Chip" Menotti and, in the fall of 2007, the Italian Minister of Cultural Affairs, Francesco Rutelli—after unsuccessful negotiations with Menotti—removed him from his position and named Giorgio Ferrara new artistic director of the festival; this has resulted in continuing controversy between representatives of the "old" and "new" managements of the Festival, as exemplified by the maintenance of a website critical of the former management, which can be seen below.
List of opera festivals Francis Menotti Notes Sources Daniel Wakin, "Spoleto Italy: The Menottis Are History",'The New York Times, June 27, 2008. Official website of the present Festival dei Due mondi Pre-2008 Festival management's website