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Canzone napoletana, sometimes referred to as Neapolitan song, is a generic term for a traditional form of music sung in the Neapolitan language, ordinarily for the male voice singing solo, although well represented by female soloists as well, expressed in familiar genres such as the love song and serenade. Many of the songs are about the nostalgic longing for Naples; the genre consists of a large body of composed popular music—such songs as "'O sole mio". The Neapolitan song became a formal institution in the 1830s due to an annual song-writing competition for the 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, Maruzzella by Renato Carosone, 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 Neapolitan "classics" in their own right. Many of the Neapolitan songs are world-famous because they were taken abroad by emigrants from Naples and southern Italy between 1880 and 1920; the music was popularized abroad by performers such as Enrico Caruso, who took to singing the popular music of his native city as encores at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in the early 1900s. Caruso recorded many of these songs, which subsequently became part of the standard repertoire for operatic tenors, which were performed and recorded by such notable singers as Beniamino Gigli, Francesco Albanese, Franco Corelli, Mario Del Monaco, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Tito Schipa; the Three Tenors performed popular songs from Naples. Plácido Domingo recorded a full CD Italia ti amo of traditional and some more modern Neapolitan and Italian songs. Luciano Pavarotti recorded three albums of Neapolitan and Italian songs: The Best: Disc 2, Pavarotti Songbook, Romantica.
Mario Lanza recorded an acclaimed selection of 12 Neapolitan songs on his 1959 album, Mario! Lanza At His Best. Opera/Pop crossover tenor, Sergio Franchi recorded his popular Billboard Top 25 RCA debut album, Romantic Italian Songs in 1962, continued to record Neapolitan songs on most of his albums throughout his career. Andrea Bocelli recorded an album in 2009 dedicated to entitled Incanto; the most important native Neapolitan performers of Neapolitan songs in the last few decades include Roberto Murolo, Bruno Venturini, Mario Trevi, Mario Abbate, Mario Merola, Giulietta Sacco, Franco Ricci, Sergio Bruni, Renato Carosone, Mario Maglione. Murolo is known not only as a singer and guitarist, but as a composer and collector of the music. Representatives of different veins, but leading the continuing tradition of song in Neapolitan, are the jazz-rock singer-songwriter Pino Daniele and the folkloric group Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare. An important factor in defining what makes a Neapolitan song is the matter of language.
All these songs are performed in the Neapolitan language. The most locally famous dialect artist Concetta Barra ‘Nascette'mmiez"o mare’Concetta Barra has been given the entire Main Atrium of the Antonio Capraro State School of Procida in which the inauguration was held with the kind participation of Peppe Barra, the mayor of Procida and relatives of Concetta such as his cousin Enrichetta Capobianchi. On the island of Procida there is a road named after him in the Terra Murata district, where he lived. In 2014 the'Concetta Barra' Award was established - Procida Island with the awarding of artists for fiction, classical music, non-fiction, folk music and young theatrical authors.. Although the music is sung by many non-Neapolitan singers, it is difficult to sing without knowledge of the Neapolitan dialect, crucial in obtaining the correct inflection; the matter of dialect has not prevented a few non-Neapolitans from writing dialect versions of Neapolitan songs. The most famous example of this is'A vucchella by Gabriele D'Annunzio.
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