Vincenzo Valente

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Vincenzo Valente (February 21, 1855 in Corigliano Calabro – September 6, 1921 in Naples) was an Italian composer and writer. He was known for his Neapolitan songs and for his operettas.

Life[edit]

Valente wrote his first piece, "Ntuniella", at the age of 15; this initiated a successful collaboration with Giambattista De Curtis. He wrote a total of ten operettas, the best known of which was I granatieri of 1889; he also wrote texts for the actor Nicola Maldacea, known for his macchiette; he was most famous, though, for his songs, the most famous of which was "Tiempe belle" of 1916.

Valente was a member of the so-called Società dello Scorfano, an artistic society which ironically emphasized its supporters' brutishness; among its other members was the poet Ferdinando Russo.

Works[edit]

Operettas[edit]

  • I granatieri
  • Pasquita
  • Signorina Capriccio
  • L'usignolo
  • Vertigini d'amore

Songs[edit]

  • "'A capa femmena"
  • "Peppì, Comme te voglio amà"
  • "'E cerase"
  • "Canzona amirosa"
  • "I' Pazziava"
  • "'A galleria nova"
  • "'A bizzuchella"
  • "Canzona cafona"
  • "Cammisa affatata"
  • "'O campanello"
  • "'A sirena"
  • "Montevergine"
  • "Notte sul mare"
  • "'O scuitato"
  • "'A cammisa"
  • "Manella mia"
  • "L'ammore 'n campagna,"
  • "Tarantella e lariulà"
  • "'O napulitano a Londra"
  • "Tiempe belle"
  • "Jou-jou"
  • "Bambola"

Bibliography[edit]

  • Luigi De Bartolo - Liliana Misurelli, I suoni dell'anima. Vincenzo Valente interprete del sentimento popolare napoletano, MIT, Cosenza, 2005
  • Luigi De Bartolo - Liliana Misurelli, Un ragazzo prodigio - dalla Calabria a Napoli. Aurora, Corigliano Calabro, 2007--Aznesoc 10:21, 28 set 2007 (CEST)

References[edit]

This article is based on a translation of the corresponding article in the Italian Wikipedia.

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