Talk:Music of Italy

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  1. December 2005 – August 2006


I adjusted that section by shifting a few sentences so that we get a smoother flow from lead to northern to southern. Jeffmatt 05:35, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Looks good - I'm also fine with adding a paragraph on film music, though I'm not entirely sure I agree with the placement. I think I'll make some small edits tonight and hopefully make a couple sound samples (may not have time to upload them, but I'll make them). Tuf-Kat 00:20, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

I put in a couple of blue links to new stubs, one of Weapon dance. The film music paragraph could fit in other places, too, I think. I just chose one that looked good at the moment. I look forward to sound samples, though I think I am a bit technically challenged when it comes to that. I have made MP3 files before, but... Jeffmatt 05:55, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

sound files[edit]

Hey, nice job on the sound files! I never even had to download the .ogg player. My Irfan photo view has a sound player, as well. Picked it right up. Curious about copyright--say, on those Caruso things. They're from the 1975 RCA 100th anniversary of Caruso's Birth release. They are all re-releases, of course, but a re-release can be copyrighted. If two guys named Vinnie from RCA come to visit me, shall I send them to you?

I also redid the link to Chitarra_battente. It was a one-liner, but it's an important folk instrument, so I expanded it. Jeffmatt 03:47, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

I didn't actually upload any of the current ones, they're all from the commons. So, tell the Vinnies I'm only the middleman... Maybe that'll give me enough time for Witness Protection Tuf-Kat 14:14, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Curious---the caption on that 100px photo of Puccini doesn't appear, but the mark-up looks correct, at least to my inexperienced eye.Jeffmatt 14:50, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

I fixed it. It was missing a set of ]] (one for the Puccini link, and one for the pic). Tuf-Kat 00:13, 1 September 2006 (UTC) It wasn't defined as a thumbnail. Tuf-Kat 00:18, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Steps forward[edit]

I've archived the talk page (feel free to bring something back if I was too aggressive, but this page is long). And I'm about to active a Wikipedia:Peer review/Music of Italy/archive2. Tuf-Kat 00:24, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

The shorter discussion page is fine: the original was huge. The music additions are fine. The article looks good, I think. Jeffmatt 06:50, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

I had to change this sentence in "popular music"--"Jazz remained little known, however, and Italy remained largely closed from international popular music until the end of World War 2." Whatever source says that has innaccuratley conflated early and late Fascism in Italy. Italy was closed culturally from about 1936/7. Before that, Italy was quite open. Louis Armstrong toured Italy in 1935.

I finally put up a short item on Italian jazz, although in its current state it is kind of a rehash of what is in the main article. I made it a stub---needs work (which I shall get to sooner or later)---but at least it cleared out the last red link in the infobox. Jeffmatt 12:13, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

citation needed?[edit]

I disagree with some of those "citation needed" inserts. It is not generally necessary to cite common knowledge--such as the most popular song festival in Italy. In any event, I'll see what I can do. Jeffmatt 08:01, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

small change to lead[edit]

I took the liberty of deleting the phrase "and perception" after "Instrumental and vocal classical music is an iconic part of Italian identity..." It was unclear to me in the sense that I think I know what it means (" well as the way in Italians are perceived by others") but I can't come up with a less wordy way of saying it--- "...and perception..." by itself makes it sound as if maybe the Italians are doing the perceiving. Small point, but we don't want give the nit-pickers a blank check.Jeffmatt 18:46, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

another change to lead?[edit]

I haven't made this one, but anticipating comments on the next FA-go-round similar to the first time, I suggest minor changes along the lines of: "...Italian innovation in musical scales, harmony, notation, and theater were necessary to the development of musical forms such as opera in the late 16th century and then later forms in European classical music, such as the symphony and concerto.

"Instrumental and vocal classical music is an iconic part of Italian identity, spanning experimental art music and international fusions to symphonic music and opera. Opera is integral to Italian musical identity, and though, by defintion, not "pop music" is nontheless a major segment of music that is popular."

Maybe that last part is clunky, but I am trying to find a way around the objection to calling opera "popular music" and yet show that opera commonly shows up in such pop formats as musical variety shows on Italian television, for example. Jeffmatt 07:09, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

imported styles[edit]

In the fifth paragraph of this section, there was half a sentence (mentioning the TV show "Sabato Sera"). I couldn't find the original in the history, so I reconstructed something plausible, I hope. Jeffmatt 07:35, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Vasco Rossi[edit]

In the article is not present the roker Vasco Rossi. He is the gretest italian roker and the best seller cantautore in Italy but not very know outside of Italy —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:40, 20 January 2007 (UTC).

GA Pass[edit]

This article has been reviewed as part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/Project quality task force. I believe the article currently meets the criteria and should remain listed as a Good article. The article history has been updated to reflect this review. Regards, T Rex | talk 11:51, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 04:55, 24 January 2008 (UTC)


Madrigals were invented in Italy (according to the Wikipedia article on "Madrigals", but no mention is made of them here in this article. I think madrigals should be at least mentioned on the "Music of Italy" page since this form was clearly invented in Italy (and then became used in other countries and their languages).

You're quite right. This article omits mention of music before about 1600 (except briefly in passing as regards church music). Italy was the musical center of Europe in the 16th century -- other musicians flocked to the place. No mention of the madrigal, the most popular secular form in Europe for decades. No mention of the Venetian school and the birth of the Baroque either. Looks like a whole section has never been written. At one point a "Classical music of Italy" was split off from this article, which may have obliterated those centuries from mention. Antandrus (talk) 13:35, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Music history of Italy[edit]

I don't know if there's scope to look at this article and Music history of Italy as a whole, it feels like there must be scope to integrate them more elegantly than the seealso I've just added at the top of this one... FlagSteward (talk) 00:26, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

You're probably right, but it's a tough one. I was one of the two or three main contributors to this article, which got longer and longer and finally failed the peer review for FA, in my view, because no one could agree on whether to deal with "Italy" as a relatively new nation state (in the Music of (nation) series, or a very old cultural concept that would include all music from the Italian peninsula--ever!--(maybe even Etruscan barbershop quartets). We couldn't agree and there it sits.Jeffmatt (talk) 07:09, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
Those Etruscan barbers could rock the place! There's a third way, which to me is a no-brainer. You get in a right pickle when trying to cut up broad cultural movements with arbitrary political events. For instance, Verdi was technically born a French citizen, although by the time of I Lombardi Parma was an independent duchy, which had been returned to the Bourbons by the time of La traviata and which had become part of a unified Italy by the time of Aida. In the real world, will the average Wikipedian music lover be interested in that kind of thing? If you are writing about a cultural movement, you should look at the broad sweep of "Italian-ness" rather than trying to keep up with the complicated politics. In that regard recent countries such as Italy and Germany make the Wikipedia convention of "XXXX of YYYY" rather meaningless, far better to replace "Music of Italy" with "Italian music" - as a WP:COMMONNAME there's not much doubt what that "means" to the average Wikipedian, whilst being fairly pedant-proof. If it doesn't fit the Music of ZZZZ framework, that's just tough, they'll just have to cope with Italian Music, like we have Italian wine for instance. However, I would regard what happened before the fall of Rome as a distinct culture, and so I'd put those Etruscan barbers in a "Music of European antiquity" article or some such, there's not much to link the Etruscans with Verdi other than geographical proximity. JMO anyway. FlagSteward (talk) 12:15, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
I don't see how merging both articles to Italian music really solves anything, and I think there's a lot of doubt what that term means to people: Googling "Italian music" and "Frank Sinatra" gets more hits than "Italian music" and "Zucchero", or does Zucchero not count because his music (rock) is American and not Italian? Are recent immigrants to Italy part of "Italian music"? What about Sicilian or Sardinian music? Are they "Italian music" or are they distinct? Is the answer different if you're talking about traditional launeddas or "Italian"-style opera or hip hop? Even if your answer to these questions is clear, many people will argue the point. "Music of Italy" has the advantage of being clear in scope - Italy is a country with well-defined borders, and anything relevant to the musical lives of people who live within those borders is part of the "music of Italy". "Italian" is far more vague than "Italy". Tuf-Kat (talk) 23:12, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
Also, I don't see any value to the "dab block"-style pointer to music history of Italy; there's a link to it right over in the box, and it could be worked into the lead more gracefully than at the top of the article. Tuf-Kat (talk) 23:15, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
Just thought I'd point out that, whether the topic is "Italian music" or "Music of Italy", the nationality of a person like say Verdi is really irrelevant. If he played a role in Italian music/Music of Italy, it doesn't matter if he's Japanese and never been to or even heard of Italy, he can still be covered. Tuf-Kat (talk) 15:25, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Hello, TUF-KAT! How are you? Long time, no hear. (Ah, and hasn't it been peaceful?!) I still don't see a solution to the problem. I think we had it pretty well knocked, though. Longish with some history and some modern stuff. You know, not a bad compromise. I just happened to look in on the article for the first time in a while and saw FlagSteward's comment and responded. I hope you are well. Greetings from Naples. Jeffmatt (talk) 14:13, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, I'm glad to be back around! I was busy with work, then became unemployed, and I am now (unfortunately for Wikipedia) re-employed... I'll probably re-bring this article to FAC in the nearish future, but I have some other stuff to do first probably. I think it'll make it through sooner or later. FACers like to complain about stuff, but if there's a consensus among the article's editors to handle something a particular way, they'll usually let it go through eventually, even if it takes a few tries. Anyway, it's good to see you again too! Greetings from Maryland, Tuf-Kat (talk) 15:23, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

music in US and Italy[edit]

The music in the US and Italy are alike. Lady Gaga,Jay Z,Black Eye Pea's, Ke$ha and more play in Italy and in the US.