of classical Neapolitan songs
the aura of the mediterranean awareness of life,
expression of a love of life, as
well as life's sorrows.
songs talk about loving and leaving,
sea and the home,
large and small problems of living together.
character of the songs requires a small ensemble
voice a mandolin a guitar
can hear the street sounds of Naples.
The sound of the tenor,
by a chamber arrangement,
lyrics with an easy
sometimes ironic undertone.
can feel lamentation and longing
rhythmic sequences represent the pulse of southern life.
The stringed instruments form a carpet of sound
which the voice embeds itself.
They interact like the daily interplay between the
sun and the sea