The Festival di Sanremo is the most well respected televised Italian pop music event. 2013 sees the sixty-third edition and to mark the event Swide has decided to run through the most important songs that have participated in the festival, and made Italian music history.
Ornella Vanoni’s stage career stared as an actress, thus explaining her very thespian interpretations when singing live. Her unique voice and flame red hair make her a household name from her debut, one that is still much loved today. The unstoppable singer is still very active today, and boasts a career that spans over 50’ years. Her sing L’Eternità is one of her most loved singles, presented at the Festival in Sanremo in 1970.
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Today the 6th of August 2014 marks the 20-year anniversary of the death of Domenico Modugno, one of Italy’s most famous and best-loved singer-songwriters. In remembrance, Swide chooses 10 of the best songs from Italy’s cantautore.
The piano, the most versatile and complex musical instrument of them all was, no less, invented by an Italian, Bartolomeo Cristofori.