SERIES: Seven Albums to Tell a Century
SPEAKER: Teresa De Santis
DATE: Thursday 14 July 2022 at 6 p.m.
PLACE: Sala del Refettorio
The twentieth century was the century in which popular music changed its shape, meaning and soul, from pure entertainment it turned into art, it influenced culture, customs, language, created a market, told stories and accompanied history. From the second half of the twentieth century, the Italian song has experienced a further profound change, with a generation of songwriters who have been able to put together stories and history, tell private passions and collective feelings, give shape to dreams, visions, hopes and desires. Ernesto Assante tries to reconstruct the history of popular music of the twentieth century through seven albums: seven works of art to be told in their creation and for their impact, seven masterpieces that everyone should know and admire. Seven essential steps to understand what we have been and what we will probably become.