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Learn Italian through readings that Alessandro G's Italiano Standard has selected for you.

La lettura Italiano Standard

    • Arts

Learn Italian through readings that Alessandro G's Italiano Standard has selected for you.

    L'arte della gioia

    L'arte della gioia

    Reading from Goliarda Sapienza's masterpiece, The Art of Joy.

    • 23 min
    Il barone rampante

    Il barone rampante

    Reading from Italo Calvino's 1957 novel "The Baron in the Trees" courtesy of Fabrizia Di Francesco, master of theatrical arts. -
    Credits: Brandenburg Concerto No4-1 BWV1049 - Classical Whimsical di Kevin MacLeod è un brano concesso in uso tramite licenza Creative Commons Attribuzione 4.0. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ - Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100303 - Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 13 min
    La bella estate

    La bella estate

    Reading from 1950 Premio Strega award winner Cesare Pavese's Beautiful Summer. -
    Credits: "È troppo tardi" by Walter Colì, 1949; "Voglio vivere così" by Giovanni D'Anzi and Tito Manlio, 1941; "Quando l'estate" by Odoardo Spadaro, 1940.

    • 10 min
    La pioggia nel pineto

    La pioggia nel pineto

    Rain in the pinewoods, D'Annunzio's masterpiece of poetry.

    Credits: "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi, 1725.

    Special thanks to my friend Stijn Vermeire, who knows the poem by heart.

    • 6 min
    Il prete bello

    Il prete bello

    Reading about The Handsome Priest, a 1954 novel by Goffredo Parise, probably his best work as a realist writer. A fresco of ordinary Italians under the Fascist regime.

    Credits: "Vivere" by Bixio and Brignone, 1936.

    Featuring: Paola Medri, who read it in grace.

    • 9 min

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