The stornello is usually defined as a form of popular song, probably originating in Tuscany in the 18th century. In ancient times, it also had to be musically suited to improvisation by the performer, since it was often used in village festival singing competitions between farmers. Right from the very beginning, the Italian record industry took into account the hold that this genre had on the public, making numerous records of better-known or lesser-known popular stornelli since the early twentieth century. One fine example opens this selection; the great Armando Gill as author and singer of his Stornelli montagnoli. Over the course of the century, the stornello has gradually become a fully-fledged song form, abandoning its early style to bring in special orchestras and arrangements. It was actually the stornello that made the fortune of a musical legend like Carlo Buti, but also Claudio Villa, and to some extent, Luciano Tajoli. In our overview, we offer a glimpse of discographic stornelli over about forty years of recordings.
9 - Stornelli Dispettosi (1°E 2°Parte)
Esecutore: Veldes Emilia