Episode #3225

New Music from Italy

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Savina Yannatou, Spaccanapoli, and Enzo Avitabile reinterpret regional folk songs for this New Sounds program.  Also, cellist Giovanni Sollima creates an Italian version of Minimalism.  Plus, Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble reinterpret a medieval Italian song as world music.  And more.

PROGRAM #3225, New Music from Italy (First aired on 7/14/11)                                                       





Various Artists: Spakka Neapolis55 (Spaccanapoli)

Passione Soundtrack

Vesuvio [4:01]

Hip-O Records
Available at*

Savina Yannatou


Orrio Tto Fengo [4:31]

ECM Records #1903


Lost Souls

Aneme Perze [4:26]

Real World#49542**

Giovanni Sollima


Terra Fuoco [3:35]

Dedalo #519769
Available at* as an import
Info at

Various Artists: Pietra Montecorvino

Passione: A Musical Adventure

Como Facette Mammeta [2:28]

Hip-O Records
Available at iTunes

Aqsak Maboul

un peu de l'ame des bandits

I Viaggi Formano La Gioventu [4:31]

Crammed Discs #002
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Enzo Avitabile & Bottari

Save The World

Dance With Me [3:48]

Real World #49542**

Enzo Favata & Tenores di Bitti

The New Village

Boche & Notte in Chicago [6:17]

Wrasse #124


Lost Souls

Pummarola Black [5:13]

See above.

Filippo Gambetta

Pria Goaea

La lumaca equilibrista [3:17]

Dunya #8052

Savina Yannatou


Sta kala Lu Serenu [2:46]

See above.

Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble -

Silk Road Journeys: When Strangers Meet

Chi passa per'sta strada [4:45]

Sony 89782


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Comments [3]

Lauren from Harlem

Thanks to Jon Schaefer for turning us on to some fascinating and unexpected music in this show. I was absolutely riveted by the music. New Sounds is the best music radio show and offers so many evenings of discovery of some of the most compelling and interesting music being made today. Thank you for being such an adventurous and terrific guide to new sounds.

Jul. 19 2011 12:45 AM
mt from Virginia

Great show!

Jul. 18 2011 12:51 PM
federico aragón from Tampico, México

Today I discovered a very nice musical experience thru the WNYC on line, congratulations.
I listened New Music from Italy (Episode # 3225) and it was a very special experience to me. I enjoyed these regional folk songs, thanks to you and performers.
Also I listened Beethoven's and Mahler's arranged new versions, I liked it.
I made your place a favorite place.

Jul. 16 2011 10:06 PM

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