L'Arpa di Viggiano

L' Arpa Di Viggiano

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A truly gorgeous recording from Lucania, it's full of delicious, quintessentially Italian melodies played and with all of the verve and unselfconciousness of true tradition. Two traditions, in fact: urban working class, and the starker and more deeply local rural strain. The local diatonic harp aside, many of the latter feature the rare chitarra battente, one of many medieval guitars now mostly lost.