Episode 3: Genoa, Italy


"An ancient port city full of historical legacies and rich in cultural heritage, the 

crossroad between the sturdiness of mountain character and wealth brought by the sea."





Episode Notes:


0:58 Landscape, view from air
2:44 Molo, caruggi, Genoa's soundscapes in the Old Town
4:47 The bond with Mediterranean Sea and Ligurian mountains, Genoese cuisine
6:36 Niccolo Paganini
7:24 Trallalero, speaking to Giuseppe Zacchetti of La Squadra di Genova (translated by musicologist Floriana Asperti)
10:44 Porto Antico di Genova, the legacies of Middle Ages
12:23 Natalino Otto and Italian swing
13:29 Genoa's declining population
14:31 Life as young Genoese, speaking to pianist Simone Sammicheli
18:15 Fabrizio de Andre and the Genoese School of Singer-songwriters


Featured Music:


Niccolo Paganini: 24 Caprice, Op. 1 No. 5 in A minor

Umberto Bindi: Arrivederci

La Squadra di Genova: Le Figure

Natalino Otto: Ho un sassolino nella scarpa

Fabrizio de André: Via del campo

Luigi Tengo: Vedrai, vedrai 



Extended listening on Spotify Playlist:


With many thanks to guests:

Giuseppe Zachetti & La Squadra di Genova: http://lasquadradigenova.it/en/

Floriana Asperti

Simone Sammicheli


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Twitter: @bellepianist 

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This season is co-produced by Eddie Liu (S.E. Film Production).


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