Carmela (De Curtis, Giambattista)



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Misc. Notes LilyPond typesetting with pronunciation (explained in Eco di Napoli - vol. II - page 2) according to the performance by Nunzia Greton (linked in the score), outstanding for its clarity.
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General Information

Work Title Carmela
Alternative. Title Duorme Carmè ; Canto Sorrentino
Composer De Curtis, Giambattista
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGC 4
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 song
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1892
First Publication. 1894
Librettist composer
Language Neapolitan
Dedication Guglielmo Tramontano
Average DurationAvg. Duration 4 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
Related Works Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis: they both are the signature tune for Sorrento; both by De Curtis; both dedicated to Guglielmo Tramontano, the landlord of the hotel mentioned in "Carmela".

Misc. Comments

A classic Neapolitan song, often referred to as "Duorme Carmè" in order to prevent misunderstanding; performed by many great singers (Giuseppe Di Stefano, Beniamino Gigli, Fernando De Lucia, Francesco Albanese, John McCormack, Jussi Björling, Franco Tenelli, Guido Ciccolini, Giuseppe Anselmi, Enzo De Muro Lomanto, Claudio Villa, Tullio Pane, Giulietta Sacco, Consiglia Licciardi, Fausto Cigliano, ...).