Freitag, 29. Juli 2022

Milva – Canti Della Libertà (1965)

Milva (17 July 1939 – 23 April 2021) was an Italian singer, stage and film actress, and television personality. She was also known as La Rossa (Italian for "The Redhead"), due to the characteristic colour of her hair, and additionally as La Pantera di Goro ("The Panther of Goro"), which stemmed from the Italian press having nicknamed the three most popular Italian female singers of the 1960s, combining the names of animals and the singers' birth places. The colour also characterised her leftist political beliefs, claimed in numerous statements.

Popular in Italy and abroad, she performed on musical and theatrical stages the world over, and received popular acclaim in her native Italy, and particularly in Germany and Japan, where she often participated in musical events and televised musical programmes. She released numerous albums in France, Japan, Korea, Greece, Spain, and South America.

She collaborated with European composers and musicians including Ennio Morricone in 1965, Francis Lai in 1973, Mikis Theodorakis in 1978 (Was ich denke became a best selling album in Germany), Enzo Jannacci in 1980, Vangelis in 1981 and 1986, and Franco Battiato in 1982, 1986 and 2010.

Her stage productions of Bertolt Brecht's recitals and Luciano Berio's operas toured the world's theatres. She performed at La Scala in Milan, at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, at the Paris Opera, in the Royal Albert Hall in London and at the Edinburgh Festival, amongst others.

Having had success both in Italy and internationally, she remained one of the most popular Italian personalities in the fields of music and theatre.

"Canti Della Libertà" is an album with political songs from around the world, featuring "Los Cuatro Generales"and "La Cucaracha" among others. It was released in 1965 and reissued in 1976.


Inno A Oberdan
Los Cuatro Generales
La Marseillaise
La Carmagnole
La Cucaracha
Addio Lugano Bella
Fischia Il Vento
Horstwessel Lied
Lungo La Strada
John Brown

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7 Kommentare:

Oldcapellon hat gesagt…

Great album, thanks a lot !

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Wie das Horst-Wessel-Lied mit "leftist political beliefs" zusammen geht, würde mich mal interessieren. Tauchte mehrfach auf Milva-Compilations auf. Sie war wohl nicht gut beraten.

zero hat gesagt…

This version of 'Horst Wessel Lied ' - the notorious nazi anthem, was a parody written by Bertolt Brecht in the 1940s as ''Kälbermarsch'. It was translated into Italian by Gino Negri, and performed by Milva as part of her 'Libertà' album, released to mark 20 years since the end of WWII.

Anonym hat gesagt…

Thank you, I did not know that. I have seen this song on the tracklist of several low-budget-compilations. But it was never indicated that it was a parody. Good to know.

Anonym hat gesagt…

And thanks for your work! Wonderful Blog, a labour of love!

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot for your interest. Best wishes!

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