Enrico Cannio
Enrico Cannio was an Italian
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ian and composer
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. He initially received a diploma in piano
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 to become an orchestra conductor; he spent his whole life in Naples, and during his career he worked at three singing schools in the city. He also led three local theater orchestras, at the Eden, the Umberto, and the Trianon. He wrote for the majority of local song publishers, and collaborated with artists such as Libero Bovio
Libero Bovio
Libero Bovio , was a Neapolitan lyricist and dialect poet.Bovio was one of those responsible for the rejuvenation of Neapolitandialect in plays, poetry and song at the beginning of the twentieth...

, Ernesto Murolo, and Aniello Califano
Aniello Califano
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. His most popular song, to a text by Califano, was "'O surdato 'nnammurato
'O surdato 'nnammurato
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", published in 1915. Among his other popular songs, to texts or Libero Bovio, were "A serenata 'e Pulecenella", "Tarantella luciana" and "Carufanella".


  • "Oj ma', dammillo" (1901)
  • "Carmela mia!" (1903)
  • "'E difiette d'e ffemmene" (1907)
  • "A fussetella" (1908)
  • "'O scialacquone" (1908)
  • "A luntananza d'o suldato" (1909)
  • "Tarantella luciana" (1913)
  • "Carufanella" (1914)
  • "Vola e va..." (1914)
  • "'O surdato 'nnammurato" (1915)
  • "Povere figliole" (1915)
  • "A serenata 'e Pulecenella" (1916)
  • "Canta, Mara" (1916)
  • "Surdato italiano" (1916)
  • "Margaretè" (1917)
  • "'O surdato 'e malavita" (1917)
  • "Zetella" (1917)
  • "Cara sposina" (1918)
  • "Passa appriesso" (1918)
  • "'O portavoce" (1921)
  • "L'appuntamento" (1923)
  • "Maistà" (1925)
  • "'O squilibrato" (1931)
  • "Rusella 'e maggio" (1939).

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