Italy has a rich legacy of music that ranges across a broad spectrum of opera and instrumental classical music and spans a diverse array of regional styles, instruments and dances. Composers like Ottorino Respighi, Ferruccio Busoni, Alfredo Casella, and Gian Francesco Malipiero have been instrumental in popularizing Italian music throughout Europe. Italy retained a Romantic operatic musical tradition in the early 20th century though it eventually declined before interest in the genre was revived during the later part of the century by the likes of Aldo Clementi, Marco Tutino and Lorenzo Ferrero. Instrumental music also holds an important position in the nation’s musical legacy with instrumentalists like Andrea Gabrieli, Giovanni Gabrieli, Tomaso Albinoni, Arcangelo Corelli, Antonio Vivaldi, and Luigi Boccherini contributing immensely to the development of this genre. Italian folk music too has a deep and complex history, and the late 20th century saw the rise of social and political popular music led by Gianni Bosio. Modern pop is one of the most popular genres in the contemporary world which was popularized by the singers and musicians like Domenico Modugno, Mina, Patty Pravo, Mia Martini, and Adriano Celentano. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Italian Musicians.
Michael BubleMichael Bublé
09 September 1975
Singer
Michele MorroneMichele Morrone
03 October 1990
Actor

Luciano PavarottiLuciano Pavarotti
12 October 1935
 

Ennio MorriconeEnnio Morricone
10 November 1928
Composer

Antonio Lucio VivaldiAntonio Lucio Vivaldi
04 March 1678
Composer

Giorgio MoroderGiorgio Moroder
26 April 1940
Singer
Giuseppe GaribaldiGiuseppe Garibaldi
04 July 1807
Italian Nationalist

Ludovico EinaudiLudovico Einaudi
23 November 1955
Pianist, Composer

Giuseppe VerdiGiuseppe Verdi
10 October 1813
Composer
Niccolo PaganiniNiccolo Paganini
27 October 1782
Violinist

Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini
22 December 1858
Composer
Gioachino RossiniGioachino Rossini
01 March 1792
Composer

Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaGiovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
03 February 1525
Composer

Claudio MonteverdiClaudio Monteverdi
15 May 1567
Composer

Domenico ScarlattiDomenico Scarlatti
26 October 1685
Musical Composer

Amos BocelliAmos Bocelli
22 February 1995
Andrea Bocelli’s Son
Jean-Baptiste LullyJean-Baptiste Lully
28 November 1632
Composer

Vincenzo Bellini Vincenzo Bellini
03 November 1801
Opera Composer

Arcangelo CorelliArcangelo Corelli
17 February 1653
Composer

Gaetano DonizettiGaetano Donizetti
29 November 1797
Composer
Giuseppe TartiniGiuseppe Tartini
08 April 1692
Composer

Gian Carlo MenottiGian Carlo Menotti
07 July 1911
Composer and librettist
Giovanni GabrieliGiovanni Gabrieli
1557 AD
Italian composer

Ferruccio BusoniFerruccio Busoni
01 April 1866
Composer

Luciano BerioLuciano Berio
24 October 1925
Italian composer
Roberto ZinconeRoberto Zincone
 
Musician, Ex-Husband of Malin Akerman

Ruggero LeoncavalloRuggero Leoncavallo
23 April 1857
Composer
Francesca CacciniFrancesca Caccini
18 September 1587
Composer & Singer

Francesco CavalliFrancesco Cavalli
14 February 1602
Composer, Organist

Luca MarenzioLuca Marenzio
18 October 1553
Composer & Singer
Sergio LeoneSergio Leone
03 January 1929
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor,

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DalidaDalida
17 January 1933
Actor, Film actor, Singer, Musician, Model
Adriano CelentanoAdriano Celentano
06 January 1938
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Comedian, Film director,

Antonio SalieriAntonio Salieri
18 August 1750
Composer, Conductor, Educationist, Musicologist,

Roberto BenigniRoberto Benigni
27 October 1952
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Comedian,

Dario ArgentoDario Argento
07 September 1940
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter,
Riccardo MutiRiccardo Muti
28 July 1941
Conductor, Music director
Romano MussoliniRomano Mussolini
26 September 1926
pianist, poet, painter, jazz musician

Robert MilesRobert Miles
03 November 1969
Producer

Laura PausiniLaura Pausini
16 May 1974
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record

Nino RotaNino Rota
03 December 1911
Composer, Conductor, Teacher, Pianist, Actor,
Alfredo FerrariAlfredo Ferrari
19 January 1932
Engineer

Eros RamazzottiEros Ramazzotti
28 October 1963
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer

FedezFedez
15 October 1989
Rapper, Record producer

Cristina ScabbiaCristina Scabbia
06 June 1972
Singer

Claudia MoriClaudia Mori
12 February 1944
Actor, Singer, Musician
Al BanoAl Bano
20 May 1943
 

Arturo ToscaniniArturo Toscanini
25 March 1867
Conductor, Music director
ZuccheroZucchero
25 September 1955
 

MinaMina
25 March 1940
singer, actor, jazz musician, television presenter

Dario MarianelliDario Marianelli
21 June 1963
Composer, Film score composer
Benny BenassiBenny Benassi
13 July 1967
Club DJ, Disc jockey, Musician, Composer, Singer,

Carlo GesualdoCarlo Gesualdo
08 March 1566
Composer
Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
22 December 1876
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Composer, Science

Claudio AbbadoClaudio Abbado
26 June 1933
Conductor, Politician, Pianist, Music director

Luigi BoccheriniLuigi Boccherini
19 February 1743
Composer, Cellist

Muzio ClementiMuzio Clementi
23 January 1752
pianist, conductor, composer, musicologist, music

Elio de AngelisElio de Angelis
26 March 1958
Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver, Pianist
Guido of ArezzoGuido of Arezzo
0991 AD
Music theorist

Tomaso AlbinoniTomaso Albinoni
08 June 1671
Composer

Tiziano FerroTiziano Ferro
21 February 1980
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Author,

Stéphane GrappelliStéphane Grappelli
26 January 1908
Street artist, Composer, Jazz musician, Pianist
Vasco RossiVasco Rossi
07 February 1952
Singer-songwriter, Screenwriter

Timi YuroTimi Yuro
04 August 1940
Singer-Songwriter
MantovaniMantovani
15 November 1905
Musician

Caterina ValenteCaterina Valente
14 January 1931
Singer

Toto CutugnoToto Cutugno
07 July 1943
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Songwriter
Ottorino RespighiOttorino Respighi
09 July 1879
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator,

Gianna NanniniGianna Nannini
14 June 1956
singer-songwriter, musician, singer, songwriter,
GalaGala
06 September 1975
Singer-songwriter

Lucio DallaLucio Dalla
04 March 1943
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician,

Giovanni Battista PergolesiGiovanni Battista Pergolesi
04 January 1710
Composer, Organist
Domenico ModugnoDomenico Modugno
09 January 1928
Singer, Actor, Politician, Human rights activist,

Gianni MorandiGianni Morandi
11 December 1944
Actor, Musician, Singer
Alessandro CortiniAlessandro Cortini
24 May 1976
Singer, Guitarist

Fabrizio De AndréFabrizio De André
18 February 1940
Singer-songwriter, Composer

Gabry PonteGabry Ponte
20 April 1973
Club DJ

Salvatore AdamoSalvatore Adamo
01 November 1943
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer
Alessandro ScarlattiAlessandro Scarlatti
02 May 1660
Composer, Musician
Rita PavoneRita Pavone
23 August 1945
Actor, Singer

Lucio BattistiLucio Battisti
05 March 1943
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Record

Gigliola CinquettiGigliola Cinquetti
20 December 1947
Singer, Actor, Television presenter, Journalist

Umberto TozziUmberto Tozzi
04 March 1952
Singer-songwriter
Bartolomeo Giuseppe GuarneriBartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri
21 August 1698
Luthier

Pietro MascagniPietro Mascagni
07 December 1863
Italian composer

Gregorio AllegriGregorio Allegri
1582 AD
composer, priest, cantor, singer, cleric

Emma MarroneEmma Marrone
25 May 1984
Singer

JovanottiJovanotti
27 September 1966
Singer-songwriter, Composer
Giacomo BallaGiacomo Balla
18 July 1871
Painter, Sculptor, Composer

Paolo ContePaolo Conte
06 January 1937
Singer, Columnist, Pianist, Composer, Jazz
Franco BattiatoFranco Battiato
23 March 1945
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film director,

Laura HuxleyLaura Huxley
02 November 1911
Motivational speaker, Writer, Violinist,
Maurizio PolliniMaurizio Pollini
05 January 1942
Pianist, Conductor, Composer, Musician
Barbara StrozziBarbara Strozzi
06 August 1619
Singer, Composer, Actor, Model