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.
Ennio MorriconeEnnio Morricone
10 November 1928
Composer
Michael BubleMichael Bublé
09 September 1975
Singer

Luciano PavarottiLuciano Pavarotti
12 October 1935
 

Claudio MonteverdiClaudio Monteverdi
15 May 1567
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

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

Gaetano DonizettiGaetano Donizetti
29 November 1797
Composer
Domenico ScarlattiDomenico Scarlatti
26 October 1685
Musical Composer

Jean-Baptiste LullyJean-Baptiste Lully
28 November 1632
Composer

Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaGiovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
03 February 1525
Composer

Vincenzo Bellini Vincenzo Bellini
03 November 1801
Opera Composer

Arcangelo CorelliArcangelo Corelli
17 February 1653
Composer
Amos BocelliAmos Bocelli
22 February 1995
Andrea Bocelli’s Son

Gian Carlo MenottiGian Carlo Menotti
07 July 1911
Composer and librettist

Giuseppe TartiniGiuseppe Tartini
08 April 1692
Composer

Ferruccio BusoniFerruccio Busoni
01 April 1866
Composer
Luciano BerioLuciano Berio
24 October 1925
Italian composer

Giovanni GabrieliGiovanni Gabrieli
1557 AD
Italian composer
Ruggero LeoncavalloRuggero Leoncavallo
23 April 1857
Composer

Francesco CavalliFrancesco Cavalli
14 February 1602
Composer, Organist

Francesca CacciniFrancesca Caccini
18 September 1587
Composer & Singer
Luca MarenzioLuca Marenzio
18 October 1553
Composer & Singer

Roberto ZinconeRoberto Zincone
 
Musician, Ex-Husband of Malin Akerman
Niccolo PaganiniNiccolo Paganini
27 October 1782
Violinist

Antonio Lucio VivaldiAntonio Lucio Vivaldi
04 March 1678
Composer

Sergio LeoneSergio Leone
03 January 1929
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor,
Antonio SalieriAntonio Salieri
18 August 1750
Composer, Conductor, Educationist, Musicologist,

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DalidaDalida
17 January 1933
Actor, Film actor, Singer, Musician, Model
Roberto BenigniRoberto Benigni
27 October 1952
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Comedian,

Dario ArgentoDario Argento
07 September 1940
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter,

FedezFedez
15 October 1989
Rapper, Record producer

Robert MilesRobert Miles
03 November 1969
Producer
Romano MussoliniRomano Mussolini
26 September 1926
pianist, poet, painter, jazz musician
Adriano CelentanoAdriano Celentano
06 January 1938
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Comedian, Film director,

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

Alfredo FerrariAlfredo Ferrari
19 January 1932
Engineer

Saint CeciliaSaint Cecilia
Musician, Saint
Eros RamazzottiEros Ramazzotti
28 October 1963
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer

Nino RotaNino Rota
03 December 1911
Composer, Conductor, Teacher, Pianist, Actor,

Arturo ToscaniniArturo Toscanini
25 March 1867
Conductor, Music director

Cristina ScabbiaCristina Scabbia
06 June 1972
Singer, Composer, Songwriter

Caterina ValenteCaterina Valente
14 January 1931
Actor, Singer, Guitarist
Benny BenassiBenny Benassi
13 July 1967
Club DJ, Disc jockey, Musician, Composer, Singer,

Vasco RossiVasco Rossi
07 February 1952
Singer-songwriter, Screenwriter
Claudio AbbadoClaudio Abbado
26 June 1933
Conductor, Politician, Pianist, Music director

Gianna NanniniGianna Nannini
14 June 1956
singer-songwriter, musician, singer, songwriter,

Toto CutugnoToto Cutugno
07 July 1943
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Songwriter
Stéphane GrappelliStéphane Grappelli
26 January 1908
Street artist, Composer, Jazz musician, Pianist

Elio de AngelisElio de Angelis
26 March 1958
Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver, Pianist
Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
22 December 1876
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Composer, Science

Timi YuroTimi Yuro
04 August 1940
Singer-Songwriter

Tomaso AlbinoniTomaso Albinoni
08 June 1671
Composer

Domenico ModugnoDomenico Modugno
09 January 1928
Singer, Actor, Politician, Human rights activist,

Luigi BoccheriniLuigi Boccherini
19 February 1743
Composer, Cellist
Muzio ClementiMuzio Clementi
23 January 1752
pianist, conductor, composer, musicologist, music

Guido of ArezzoGuido of Arezzo
0991 AD
Music theorist

Ottorino RespighiOttorino Respighi
09 July 1879
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator,

MantovaniMantovani
15 November 1905
Musician
Umberto TozziUmberto Tozzi
04 March 1952
Singer-songwriter

Claudia MoriClaudia Mori
12 February 1944
Actor, Singer, Musician
Gigliola CinquettiGigliola Cinquetti
20 December 1947
Singer, Actor, Television presenter, Journalist

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

Franco BattiatoFranco Battiato
23 March 1945
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film director,
Pietro MascagniPietro Mascagni
07 December 1863
Italian composer

Riccardo MutiRiccardo Muti
28 July 1941
Conductor, Music director
Tiziano FerroTiziano Ferro
21 February 1980
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Author,

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

Fabrizio De AndréFabrizio De André
18 February 1940
Singer-songwriter, Composer
Giovanni Battista PergolesiGiovanni Battista Pergolesi
04 January 1710
Composer, Organist

JovanottiJovanotti
27 September 1966
Singer-songwriter, Composer
Salvatore AdamoSalvatore Adamo
01 November 1943
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer

Dario MarianelliDario Marianelli
21 June 1963
Composer, Film score composer

Alessandro ScarlattiAlessandro Scarlatti
02 May 1660
Composer, Musician

Gabry PonteGabry Ponte
20 April 1973
Club DJ
Gianni MorandiGianni Morandi
11 December 1944
Actor, Musician, Singer
Arturo Benedetti MichelangeliArturo Benedetti Michelangeli
05 January 1920
Pianist

AlborosieAlborosie
04 July 1977
Musician, Singer

Maurizio PolliniMaurizio Pollini
05 January 1942
Pianist, Conductor, Composer, Musician

Gregorio AllegriGregorio Allegri
1582 AD
composer, priest, cantor, singer, cleric
Paolo ContePaolo Conte
06 January 1937
Singer, Columnist, Pianist, Composer, Jazz

Alessandro CortiniAlessandro Cortini
24 May 1976
Singer, Guitarist

Emma MarroneEmma Marrone
25 May 1984
Singer

ZuccheroZucchero
25 September 1955
 

NekNek
06 January 1972
Singer, Composer, Songwriter
Rita PavoneRita Pavone
23 August 1945
Actor, Singer

Giacomo BallaGiacomo Balla
18 July 1871
Painter, Sculptor, Composer
Luigi CherubiniLuigi Cherubini
14 September 1760
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator,

Lodovica ComelloLodovica Comello
13 April 1990
Actor, Singer, Dancer, Television presenter
Laura HuxleyLaura Huxley
02 November 1911
Motivational speaker, Writer, Violinist,
Luca TurilliLuca Turilli
05 March 1972
composer, musician, guitarist