Libero Bovio

Libero Bovio (June 9, 1883 – May 26, 1942), was a Neapolitan lyricist and dialect poet.

Bovio was one of those responsible for the rejuvenation of Neapolitan dialect in plays, poetry and song at the beginning of the twentieth century. He took odd jobs at newspapers and then went to work in the export office of the National Museum. He then became director of Canzonetta a small publishing concern dedicated to the music of Naples. A collection of his dialect comedies appeared in 1923 and his collected poems were published in 1928. He is primarily remembered for his lyrics to some 600 Neapolitan songs, set to the music of prominent Neapolitan songwriters of his day. Among his best remembered lyrics are Reginella, Passione (song), 'O paese d' 'o sole and, in 1925, Lacreme napulitane, a song that describes the drama of the immigrant Neapolitan in America.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 9th, 1883 (Naples), Died May 26th, 1942 (Naples)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 77 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9399 10-in. 9/1/1910 Si 'sta chitarra Eugenio Torre Male vocal solo, with string orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9539 10-in. 10/12/1910 'Na cammarella Eugenio Torre Male vocal solo, with mandolin orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9623 10-in. 11/11/1910 Ah! Core, core Teresa de Matienzo Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-9746 12-in. 12/29/1910 Canta pe' me Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-11306 10-in. 11/26/1911 Canta pe' me Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17256 10-in. 3/3/1916 Guapparia Alfredo Cibelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17266 10-in. 3/7/1916 Chitarrata piatosa Alfredo Cibelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17268 10-in. 3/7/1916 Amor di pastorello Alfredo Cibelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17735 10-in. 5/25/1916 I marinai d'Italia Vincenzo Esposito Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17911 10-in. 6/20/1916 Malandrinata Teresa de Matienzo Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17971 10-in. 7/12/1916 Maria (All' antica) Vincenzo Esposito Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18290 10-in. 9/4/1916 Tu, ca nun chiagna! Francesco Daddi Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19298 10-in. 3/21/1917 Pupatella Nina de Charny Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19299 10-in. 3/21/1917 Carufanella Nina de Charny Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19916 10-in. 5/17/1917 Ammore 'e Mamma Vincenzo Esposito Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19988 10-in. 6/7/1917 Tarantella d'e tarantelle Nina de Charny Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20585 10-in. 9/21/1917 Tarantella da guerra Gennaro Quaranta Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21565 10-in. 3/7/1918 Napulitana Vincenzo Esposito Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22910 10-in. 6/10/1919 Tarantella all' amico Coppia Voccia Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and violin lyricist  
Victor B-23141 10-in. 9/8/1919 Tu, ca nun chiagne! Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24978 10-in. 3/7/1921 O' mare canta Vittorio Somma Male vocal solo, with harp and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24979 10-in. 3/7/1921 A luna 'e Napule Vittorio Somma Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Victor B-25011 10-in. 3/18/1921 'Ncopp' 'a ll'onna! Guglielmo Voccia Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Victor C-25775 12-in. 11/22/1921 Napule e Maria Eugenio Cibelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-25867 12-in. 12/12/1921 Cara piccina Eugenio Cibelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 77 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bovio, Libero," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109987.

Bovio, Libero. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109987.

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