Made in Italy

Studies in Popular Music

Edited by Franco Fabbri and Goffredo Plastino


 October 2013 | Routledge

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Introduction

An Egg of Columbus: How Can Italian Popular Music Studies Stand on Their Own
FRANCO FABBRI and GOFFREDO PLASTINO

 

Part I: Themes

1. Italy in Music: A Sweeping (and Somewhat Audacious) Reconstruction of a Problematic Identity

MARCELLO SORCE KELLER

2.  Sanremo Effects: The Festival and the Italian Canzone (1950s-1960s)
ROBERTO AGOSTINI
3.  And the Bitt Went On
FRANCO FABBRI
4. Naples Power: Neapolitan Sounds of the 1970s
GOFFREDO PLASTINO
5. Music Economies and Markets in Italy
FRANCESCO D’AMATO

 

Part II: Singer-Songwriters

6.  A Portrait of the Author as an Artist: Ideology, Authenticity and Stylization in the Canzone d’Autore
JACOPO TOMATIS
7. Canzoni Diverse: A Semiotic Approach to Luigi Tenco’s Songs
LUCA MARCONI
8. You Can Call Them, If You Like, Emotions: The (Un)Orthodox Songs of Lucio Battisti
JACOPO CONTI
9. Saved Souls: Locating Style in Fabrizio De André’s and Ivano Fossati’s Record Production
ERRICO PAVESE
10. Mystical arrogance. Franco Battiato’s Esoteric Pop
ALESSANDRO CARRERA

 

Part III: Stories

11. An Escape from Escapism: The Short History of Cantacronache
CARLO PESTELLI
12. Virtuosity and Populism: The Everlasting Appeal of Mina and Celentano
PAOLO PRATO
13. In the Court of a Foreign King: 1970s Italian Progressive Rock in the UK
ALESSANDRO BRATUS
14. Radiofreccia: A Rocker from Emilia behind the Film Camera
ELENA BOSCHI
15. Killer Melodies: The Musica Neomelodica Debate
VINCENZO PERNA

 

Coda

16. Lasciatemi Cantare and Other Diseases: Italian Popular Music as Represented Abroad
DARIO MARTINELLI

 

Afterword

17. Provisionally Popular: A Conversation with Ennio Morricone

FRANCO FABBRI and GOFFREDO PLASTINO