Italy is a country of great culture that was developed during great many centuries and made an influence upon the cultures of the other nations. Italian music of different genres and trends are world famous. Classical operas composed by great Italian classical musicians have been performing till now in the most theaters of every country of the world. The modern music is no exception. Pop Italian music has the roots in 1960s, but the genre gained the popularity in 1980s with appearing great many famous male Italian pop singers such as Angelo Branduardi, Adriano Celentano, Al Bano, Toto Cutugno, Den Harrow, etc.
The main reason why Italian pop music became popular in other countries is its national style with roots in Mediterranean folklore music. Italian sound is full of energy, rhythmical melodies are easily memorized, beautiful voices and Italian lyrics make the songs original and unforgettable. Latin traditions and English style of music, as well as American rock-and-roll made an impact upon the development of Italian pop music. But Italian performers and musicians always try to find their unique styles.
Angelo Branduardi - talented musician and violinist, famous male Italian pop singer and songwriter is especially popular in Italy, as well as in Europe - France and Germany. He was graduated from the music school as classical violinist, but decided to play also modern pop music. His first album with simple name Angelo Branduardi was released far in 1974.
His unique style, symbolic world of fairy tales, legends, and wonders, was recognized by public. His next albums followed one after another. He began to perform on the international stages, going with tours and concerts in many European countries and working with other famous male Italian pop singers, composers and musicians.
The songs of this famous male Italian pop singer were great success, even if sometimes he changed the rhythmical energetic style of the songs to quite depressive and dark way of performing. He often uses in his creativity the elements of ancient melodies of the Renaissance and early Baroque. He takes the inspiration for the lyrics from traditions of Native Americans, Chinese, Druids and even Gospels.
This mixture of different cultures` traditional music also is noticed in his songs and makes them closer to the other nations and world music community in general. The special effect is obtained by the use of such musical instruments like clarinet, lute, dulcimer, guitars, drums, etc. Angelo always looks for the experimentation in his music, finds the new sources for inspiration, and works hard over every album, every song, and every sound.
Today Angelo continues to work and realizes new albums. The last one Altro Ed Altrove was recorded in 2003 and contains the love stories from different parts of the world. In 2005, he offered the collection of songs from different years The Platinum collection as a result of the work of this extraordinary male Italian pop singer and composer for the last several decades that brought his fame, recognition and love of the great number of listeners.