Learn Italian through readings that Alessandro G's Italiano Standard has selected for you.
L'arte della gioia
Reading from Goliarda Sapienza's masterpiece, The Art of Joy.
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/
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.
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.
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.