Anonimi Napoletani (Sec. XVII) · Anonimi Lucani (Sec. XVII) · Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816) · Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) · Aldo Bellipanni (1941)

For the first time in the history of music the incredible history of the people from Viggiano is ‘revealed’ on a CD: wandering musicians that in a time span of four centuries represent a real unicum, both musically and anthropologically.
Immortalized in the Neapolitan Christmas cribs of the eighteenth century, the wandering music specialists perfectly integrated themselves into the musical needs of the kingdom of Naples, from which, taking advantage of the Bourbon dynamism, then started spreading around the world with many of them becoming top musicians in major orchestras.
Through their talent, existential need, great adaptability and versatility, the musicians from Viggiano – almost all of them belonging to the same family circle – with their harp, identifying symbol of their land, became the promoters of the great Italian musical tradition (Southern in particular).
From the “Scuola d’Arpa di Viggiano” (Harp School of Viggiano), young artists led by specialists Sara Simari and Lincoln Almada implement the rebirth of this extraordinary tradition, elaborating the main sources of the historical repertoire from Viggiano.


1. Tradizione lucana Tarantella Stiglianese 2:09
2. Tradizione lucana Valzer Lucano 3:19
3. Tradizione lucana Tarantella di Armento 2:33
4. Tradizione lucana A Maria SS. Assunta (A li santi tre pirsuni) 5:04
5. Tradizione lucana Tarantella Lucana 3:07
6. Tradizione lucana Madonna di Viggiano (A te ritorno) 2:29
7. Tradizione napoletana Lo cardillo 3:35
8. Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816) Carciofolà (Amice nun credete alle zetelle) 3:44
9. Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) Ah non giunge (da Sonnambula) 3:52
10. Tradizione lucana Lode a Maria (O Dolce Nome) 1:54
11. Tradizione lucana Polka di Vittorio 4:05
12. Tradizione italiana Valzer 4:31
13. Tradizione napoletana La Carolina 4:45
14. Lincoln Almada (1958) Tarantella dell’arpa Viggianese 2:15
15. Tradizione napoletana Fenesta che lucivi 3:01
16. Tradizione napoletana Tarantella Napoletana 3:22
17. Tradizione napoletana Te voglio bene assaje 2:27
18. Tradizione lucana Tarantella Capuanese 3:43
19. Tradizione lucana Pastorale di Natale 4:55
20. Aldo Bellipanni (1941) Il Viggianese 4:31
21. Aldo Bellipanni (1941) Il ritorno del Viggianese 4:21
22. Tradizione italiana Polka 3:24
  • Composer: Anonimi Napoletani (Sec. XVII) · Anonimi Lucani (Sec. XVII) · Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816) · Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) · Aldo Bellipanni (1941)
  • Performers: Scuola dell’Arpa Viggianese e della Musica
    Caterina Pontrandolfo, voice
    Magda Muscia, flute
    Antonio de Paoli, violin
    Sandro Meo, cello
    Lincoln Almada · Sara Simari, conductors
  • Musicological Text: Sara Simari
  • Historical Period: Various Ages
  • Code: TC 800006
  • Edition: March 2017
  • Barcode: 8007194106091
  • Set: 1
  • Total tracks: 22
  • Total duration: 01:18:43
  • Notes: World Premiere Recording
  • Texts: Fremer l’arpa ho sentito per via… – Songs and dances from the tradition of Viggiano

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