Italian American Culture – The Art of the Italian Crooner

Mar 03, 2014 1303

Crooner is an epithet given to a male singer of a certain style of popular songs. The singer is normally backed by a full orchestra or big band.

Crooning is a style that has its roots in the Bel Canto of Italian opera, but with the emphasis on subtle vocal nuances and phrasing found in jazz as opposed to elaborate drama and acoustic volume found in opera houses.

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Fonte: Jovina Cooks Italian

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