Italian composers and musicians

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Antonio Vivaldi
(1678 - 1741)
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Antonio Vivaldi was a Venetian composer and violinist of the Baroque era who composed many instrumental concertos for violin and other instruments, sacred choral works and operas. His masterpiece is a series of violin concertos named "Four Seasons".
Gioacchino Rossini
(1792 - 1868)
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Gioachino Rossini was an Italian composer, well-known for his operas, but he also wrote sacred music, chamber music and piano pieces. His best-known opera is "The Barber of Seville" (Il barbiere di Siviglia).
Gaetano Donizetti
(1797 - 1848)
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Gaetano Donizetti was an Italian composer of the Bel Canto opera style in the 19th century. Donizetti is best-known for two operas: “Elisir d’Amore” and “Lucia di Lammermoor” taken from a novel by Sir Walter Scott.
Giuseppe Verdi
(1813 - 1901)
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Giuseppe Verdi dominated the Italian opera scene. He is famous for composing "Nabucco", ", "Aida", with the incredible "Triumphal March", "La Traviata", and "Rigoletto" with Duke’s aria “La donna è mobile”.
Giacomo Puccini
(1858 - 1924)
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Giacomo Puccini was an Italian opera composer leading exponent of the Verismo movement, one of the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi. He is famous for being the composer of the aria “Nessun Dorma”, and of “O mio babbino caro”.
Ennio Morricone
(1928 -)
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Ennio Morricone is an Italian composer, conductor and trumpet player. His masterpieces are soundtracks for Sergio Leone films (e.g. "For a Few Dollars More", "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly") and for Giuseppe Tornatore "Cinema Paradiso".
Luciano Pavarotti
(1935 - 2007)
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Luciano Pavarotti was an Italian opera singer who became one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time. He was famous for his performances of "Nessun dorma" from Puccini’s “Turandot” and for “La donna è mobile” from Verdi’s “Rigoletto”.
Al Bano
(1943 -)
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Albano Carrisi (Al Bano), is an Italian recording artist, singer and actor. He and his ex-wife recorded the duet “Felicità”, one of the most appreciated and well know song of around the world.
Ludovico Einaudi
(1955 -)
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Ludovico Einaudi is an Italian pianist and composer. He composed the scores for several films and trailers and also recorded a number of solo albums of piano and orchestra ("I Giorni", "In a Time Lapse", "Taranta Project" and "Elements").
Andrea Bocelli
(1958 -)
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Andrea Bocelli is an Italian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born with poor eyesight and became completely blind at age 12, following a football accident. He is famous for the performance of “Nessun Dorma”.

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