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The songwriters

The singer is a singer who interprets songs written and set to music by himself. The term came into vogue in Italy in the early '60s, when the song of entertainment and consumer electronics began to oppose a new form, able to address issues not only' read ', but also social and political. The ground was prepared by the experience of Cantacronache (created in Turin in 1958 by R. Leydi, S. Liberovici), which gave birth to the new songbook and Italian tradition of Italian song of protest, strongly linked to Italian folklore, which had among its main exponents I. Della Mea, G. Marini, P. Pietrangeli, and F. Amodei. In parallel, D. Modugno ushered in another great tradition of song writing, influenced by the French tradition of chansonniers, which was later continued by Paul G., L. Tenco, P. Ciampi, U. Bindi, S. Lazarev, B. Lightman, F. De André, and where you may also include E. Whittaker and G. Gaber (lyricists and musicians such as G. Calabrese or G. Reverberi). These artists brought new sounds and themes in the field of Italian song, definitively shifting the center of gravity from the old school melodic in a new form, where the contents, the words of the songs, of substantive importance. At the end of the decade, the great successes achieved by L. Battisti marked the definitive break with the tradition of 'bel canto'. Since the early 1970s, the song writing received new impetus from the American folk revival and the student movements of contestation. Since the last decade of the last century the production of songwriters has been characterized by increased attention when stylistic-musical

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