Montag, 1. August 2016

Milva - Milva Canta Brecht (1971)

Singer and actress Milva reigned for decades among the most popular and far-ranging performers in her native Italy.

Born Maria Ilva Biolcati in Goro on July 17, 1939, at 20 she beat out more than 7,000 rivals to claim top honors in an influential talent showcase, and in 1960 cut her debut single, a cover of Édith Piaf´s "Milord."

In 1961 Milva earned third place at the influential San Remo Music Festival. A year later she came in second and returned to the competition often in the years to follow despite never earning first prize. In 1962 Milva headlined Paris' legendary Olympia Theatre, performing a set of Piaf songs to rapturous reception.

Soon after, she befriended actor and director Giorgo Strehler, who nurtured her interest in musical theater and encouraged the expansion of her repertoire, recommending works spanning from the Italian resistance movement to Bertold Brecht. Milva would become the first actress outside of Germany to prove successful in Brecht adaptations.

Tracks:
1. Ballata Per una Ragazza Annegata
2. Ballata Delle Donna del Soldato Nazista
3. Ballata di Maria Sanders
4. Nel Letto in Cui Siamo Staremo
5. Jenny Dei Pirati
6. Barbara Song
7. Ballata Della Schiavitu' Sessuale
8. Surabaya Jonny
(192 kbps, cover art included)

4 Kommentare:

Anonym hat gesagt…

In Italy Milva is called "The Goro's panther" too!

zero hat gesagt…

What does that mean? Greetings!

Anonym hat gesagt…

The panther from Goro (44°51′06.48″N 12°17′45.24″E)
;-)

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks!

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