Leydi. Guida alla mus. popolare in Italia, 1: Forme (AL 4)
Leydi, Roberto. Guida alla musica popolare in Italia, 1. Forme e strutture. A cura di Roberto Leydi.
Alia Musica, 4. Lucca, 1996. 8º, 220 pp. Wrappers. $27 [item ]


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, it was music in which "... The vocal lines always dominate the tonal complex and are never overshadowed by the instrumental accompaniments ..." [16] Italian classical music had resisted the "German harmonic juggernaut" [17] —that is, the dense harmonies of Richard Wagner , Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss . Italian music also had little in common with the French reaction to that German music—the impressionism of Claude Debussy , for example, in which melodic development is largely abandoned for the creation of mood and atmosphere through the sounds of individual chords. [18]

For many centuries, the Occitan dialects (together with Catalan ) [18] were referred to as Limousin or Provençal , the names of two regions lying within modern Occitania. After Frédéric Mistral 's Félibrige movement in the 19th century, Provençal achieved the greatest literary recognition and so became the most popular term for Occitan.

 Chet Baker: Angel Eyes   Label: Celson LPQ 25005   12" LP 1959
 
 


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