Magic, legends, love and torments in music at the time of "the tale of tales"
In 1643, in Naples, the probably most important collection of stories and folk tales of all times has been published: the „Pentamerone“ or „lo cunto de li cunti“, „the tale of tales“ by Giambattista Basile. During five days each day ten tales are told.
Basile with this work brought to live the genre of the Fairy Tale wich later on, adopted by the Grimm brothers, Perraut and Brentano, will spread like a wildfire all over Europe.
Italian lovesongs from Renaissance and folk tradition
The inexhaustible repertoire of love songs of the 16th and 17th centuries of Italian courts and taverns up to the present folk tradition of central and southern Italy: Villanelle, Arie, Frottole, Tarantelle, Pizziche, Serenate - timeless poetry by great masters such as Bartolomeo Tromboncino, Giovan Thomaso di Maio, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger, Barbara Strozzi, Giovanni Domenico Da Nola and many others...
Our female voice since "Cantar d'amore ". Gabriella comes from Rome and has a long experience with central- and south Italian music of oral tradition.
She teaches Italian folk singing in Rome and all over Italy on Workshops and seminars and sings in groups such as " Tamburi del Vesuvio " and several own formations.
In her voice one hears the rushing of the centuries-old olive-trees which have listened to all the songs never been written down.