Bruno Lauzi

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Bruno Lauzi

Bruno Lauzi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈbruno ˈlauttsi]; 8 August 1937 – 24 October 2006) was an Italian singer-songwriter, poet and writer.

Biography[edit]

Bruno Lauzi was born in Asmara, then part of the Italian Eastern Africa, to a Catholic father and a Jewish mother. He wrote songs for Mia Martini, Georges Moustaki, Ornella Vanoni and Lucio Battisti.

Bruno Lauzi was a renowned cantautore (singer-songwriter) of the so-called "Genoa School", with Gino Paoli, Luigi Tenco and Fabrizio De André.[1]

He was a singer ("Ritornerai" (1963),[2] "Amore caro amore bello" (1972),"Onda su onda" (1974), "Genova per noi" (1975))[3] and a poet-composer.[4] His better "Hits" in Italy were done for Lucio Battisti: "E penso a te" and "Amore caro, amore bello".

In the 1980s he started a politician career with the Italian Liberal Party, but without huge success.

Suffering from Parkinson disease, he died at Peschiera Borromeo from liver cancer, aged 69.

He was a football supporter of Unione Calcio Sampdoria.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Selected singles[edit]

  • "Ritornerai" (1963)
  • "Amore caro amore bello" (1972)
  • "Onda su onda" (1974, writing by Paolo Conte)
  • "Genova per noi" (1975)
  • "La Tartaruga" (1976)
  • "La buona volontà" (1977)
  • "La gallina brasiliana" (2002)

Literary works[edit]

Poems[edit]

  • I mari interni ("Internal Seas", 1994)
  • Riapprodi ("Re-Docks", 1994)
  • Versi facili ("Easy Verses", 1999)
  • Esercizi di sguardo ("Exercises of Glance", 2002)
  • Agli immobili cieli ("To the Still Skies", 2010)

Prose work[edit]

  • Della quieta follia dei piemontesi ("On the Quiet Foolery of the Piedmonteses", 1997)
  • Il caso del pompelmo levigato ("The Case of Polished Grapefruit", 2005)
  • Tanto domani mi sveglio. Autobiografia in controcanto ("So Tomorrow I Wake Up. Autobiography in Counterpoint", 2006)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Official site
  2. ^ Ritornerai-Bruno Lauzi
  3. ^ Vídeo of Bruno Lauzi singing in the 1960s on YouTube
  4. ^ Video of Bruno Lauzi's "recital" on YouTube