Friday, January 24th at the Circolo Gianni Bosio will perform Gualtiero Bertelli, one of the most important witnesses of the social and political song Italian. The concert is presented under the title “My long days of the short century. Fifty years on my way”, a sort of artistic and political union of the parable of the singer-songwriter born in Venice in 1944. As you can read in the documents released by the Circolo, “Fifty years ago, precisely in 1964, Gualtiero, who discovered and devoured Cantacronache and the Nuovo Canzoniere Italiano discs, wrote his first songs, some of the text by Mario Isnenghi, enters for the first time in a classroom of elementary school, Murano, and began his career as an elementary school teacher, meets Luisa Ronchini and founded with her Canzoniere Popolare Veneto; with Luisa held the first public concert and met Michele L. Straniero who will introduce him in the Nuovo Canzoniere Italiano”.
During his long career, Bertelli has composed many songs, some of which entered fully into the tradition of the Italian political songs. Among them we can certainly remember “Vedrai com’è bello”, published in 1967 by I Dischi del Sole (DS 206) as a 45 rpm single (which also included ” Ingranaggi due canzoni sindacali”), of which became famous the version of Bruno Lauzi. Always goes back to the mid-sixties , “Nina ti te ricordi”, song released in 45s (with “I believe on . Moro “) for the labele La linea rossa, which was included in “Il fischio del vapore” the album of 2002 by Francesco De Gregori and Giovanna Marini. In both passages – as in the whole songbook of Bertelli – shows the finesse of a look that identifies the most divisive phenomena in our society. Phenomena that are still an unsolved problem, haw we can read in the opening words of “Vedrai com’è bello “They told me at fifteen/ studying electrical engineering/ diploma is safe/ quiet of the future/ with that piece of paper/ ‘ll never trouble/ you’ll never masters/ ‘ll always have your job.
The concert is scheduled for 21.15 and here you can get all the informations.
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