Episode #2039

Program #2039

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Sunday, April 04, 2004

Music from Italy gets a decidedly folk interpretation on this installment of New Sounds. Listen to Luciano Berio's settings of Sicilian folk songs, including "Canzuna," "Novena Di Natale," and "Naturale." Also, get a taste of folk arrangements from the Neapolitan band Spaccanapoli, whose music is rooted in the traditions of the local working class, with its pulsing drums, passionate vocals and the wild dances of the Tarantella and Tammurriata. Works by Piero Milesi, Franco Battiato, Giovani Sollima, and Musci Venosta round out the program.

PROGRAM #2039 Music from Italy (First aired on 5/20/02)





Luciano Berio


Sicilian Folk Music: Novena Di Natale

ECM #1735**
Available at*


Lost Souls

Aneme Perze [4:30] Vesuvio [3:30]

Real World#49542**
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Luciano Berio


Sicilian Folk Music: Canzuna [1:30]
Berio: Naturale (on Sicilian melodies), excerpt [7:00]

See above.


Lost Souls

A'Ferriera [7:00]

See above.

Piero Milesi

Within Himself

So Soggy [8:30]

Cuneiform #RUNE 133**
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Franco Battiato

Shadow Light

Shadow Of The Light [5:00]

Available at*

Giovani Sollima

Tempeste E Ritratti

Prospero [5:00]

Not commercially available.


A Noise, A Sound

Mean-men song. [4:00]

Cuneiform ReR MV2
Available at


Lost Souls

Sante Notte [3:30]

See above.

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